Gangster Shoots, Kills Fellow Gangster With Automatic Rifle in the Middle of Baseline Road

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A gang member used an automatic rifle to shoot and kill a member of his own gang in the middle of Baseline Road, police say.

The two alleged gangsters, who had arguments over a woman, were passengers in separate cars on Tuesday morning when 22-year-old Moises Gutierrez grabbed his rifle from the backseat and opened fire on the vehicle behind him, according to police.

The 21-year-old fellow gang member, riding as a passenger in the vehicle behind him, died from the shooting.

By chance, Tempe police say a "federal law enforcement officer" just happened to pull up to the intersection, at 48th Street and Baseline Road, right after the shooting around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, and was able to arrest Gutierrez.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, Gutierrez and others filled in police on what happened.

Police say Gutierrez's girlfriend is the victim's ex-girlfriend. Gutierrez's girlfriend also had a child with the victim.

The night before the shooting, Gutierrez's mom told him that a "suspicious vehicle" drove by their Phoenix home and Gutierrez believed it was the eventual victim.

Tuesday morning, police say, Gutierrez grabbed his automatic rifle and semi-automatic pistol, and his girlfriend drove him over to the victim's neighborhood.

In a moment of apparently bad timing, the victim was outside his house, as he was being picked up by a girl -- under age 18 -- who was coming to give him a ride.

The teenage girl and the victim then followed Gutierrez and his girlfriend out of the neighborhood and onto Baseline Road.

Meanwhile, Gutierrez got into the backseat, loaded his rifle, and aimed it at the car behind him, according to the court documents.

The victim had his head out of the passenger's-side window in the car behind, and was making a waving motion at Gutierrez.

At 48th Street, Gutierrez's girlfriend came to a stop at the intersection, as the car in front of them had yet to take off at the green light. The teenage girl driving the victim, possibly distracted by the rifle being pointed at her vehicle, rear-ended Gutierrez's girlfriend, and when the victim started to get out of the car, Gutierrez started shooting, police say.

A witness to this shooting said the victim had no weapon, there was no weapon found in that car, and Gutierrez eventually admitted that he had no weapon, according to police.

Police say Gutierrez admitted to firing "two to three" shots at the victim.

However, police say there were "at least" five bullets that hit the vehicle -- even on the driver's side, where the teenage girl was. One of the bullets went right through the driver's seat.

Gutierrez admitted that "some of his decisions that day were made out of anger," according to the documents.

Court documents don't identify exactly which gang the men belong to, but police say the victim is a "documented member" of this gang, and Gutierrez was a "self-proclaimed" member. Records indicate that red clothing and a red bandana around the victim's face were "consistent" with this gang's regalia.

Gutierrez told police he and the victim had ongoing disputes about the girl, and claimed the victim had threatened him on Facebook.

Gutierrez was arrested on charges of first-degree murder, drive-by shooting, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $1 million.

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eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Attn PNT management: Since Jaffy seems to always be there when some really big shit goes down, I suggest you hire him as a "contributor." Just like Faux News hires the likes of Sarah Palin.

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

Automatic rifle.....really PNT ? Go to the gun show of the west in mid august at the stadium. Try to buy just one automatic rifle. peace

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Life without parole for this cabron.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

How can the shooter be called a gangster? He must have a clean record since he passed a backround check, right? Or maybe he WAS a gangster. So maybe we should ban guns like Mexico. NO gangsters down there have guns.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

I saw the whole thing unfold just after I stopped at the Arco AM/PM there that morning. What a scene but thankfully the gangster who was shot died and thankfully the federal officer just happened to be there to take this maggot cockroach into custody.

I do hope that Moises Gutierrez was given a good thumping from police as he was taken away to jail.  When he is convicted he should be given the death penalty because he knowingly and willing shot somebody who died.

I wonder if he has had his ass fucked in jail yet?

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@royalphoenix Channel 5's website reports it as "According to court paperwork, Gutierrez and his girlfriend drove to the Rodriguez's neighborhood Tuesday morning. He brought with him his semi-automatic pistol and automatic rifle, police said"

AZCentral's article states, "Suspect Moises Alejandro Gutierrez, 22, admitted to police that he intentionally shot Zachary Rodriguez, 21 to death with a military grade automatic rifle, but also said he regretted the slaying, according to a court document."

So I guess the answer is:  Really.  Peace.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@jonnyquest Bet he got the gun in a "private sale", that the GOP and NRA both think should have no regulations involved!  More regulations if you sell a car rather than a killing machine, in other words!


And more regulation on "lawn darts" (Jarts) than guns.....

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYCRACKER, If U saw the whole thing unfolding, why aren't U giving an statement to the cops...U might B the key to solve the whole case. U need 2 go 2 that police station & tell them that U saw the whole thing, since U call URself a Law abiding citizen, otherwise U R full of shit & a fucking liar,. If U don't do that, I might call the cops & let them know that there's a "law abiding citizen" that is withholding information 4 that particular case & might B a person of interest. GOOD LUCK PUTO.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

"ass fucked"? I love it when you talk dirty. Do you have any lederhosen? Can you yodel?

DeusMeumqueJus
DeusMeumqueJus

@JoeArpaioFan Wow, you sure do appear at many crime scenes reported on by New Times.  This is like the second or third you have claimed within two months.  Seems suspect...

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan So, don't you live at 35xx E Baseline, Jaffy?  It's your "hood", you sad little gangbabger!

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

Wow...it sounds like you know alot about ass fucking in jail..hmmmmm.....

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan why do you feel the need to lie? if you were really there, why arent you mentioned as a witness? is this just another one of your ploys for attention like your claim that you know of at least 25 businesses that are employing illegals?

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan  If you were there, can you tell us if it was really an "automatic" rifle, or just semi-automatic?

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@JohnQ.Public The media throw the term "automatic weapon" around too loosely.  I have a problem with believing that there are that many real automatics out there.

Similarly, they like the term "military style assault weapons."  What ever is that supposed to really mean? I understand that an AR-15 is "military style" but a .308 LaPua is also a military weapon and looks nothing like the AR.  

The media just likes to pull our middle leg when it comes to gun crimes.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@JohnQ.Public ... so Federal BATFe will be bringing separate Federal criminal charges for the -- no doubt unregistered -- Fully Automatic Weapon.

... which only fired 3 - 5 rounds ...

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Recall when JT Ready murdered those people? Multiple media outlets stated that the ATF was brought in because military issue grenades had been found. I wonder why, if a "military grade automatic rifle" had been used, ATF wasn't called in? Seems Federal charges would also be involved. Unless antigun local media was using inflammatory language to frighten the ignorant. Naw, that wouldn't happen.

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

@JohnQ.Public  I want to examine the bolt and lower receiver of the so called automatic weapon. Until it is put on public display, it is a semi-automatic rifle. peace

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYBOOHOO, FUCK U BITCH, I guess somebody might give an eye 4 an eye bitch, besides, what do U know about anything, U just nave 2 post UR ignorant comments cocksucker or there will B no cum in UR mouth .SOMEBODY COULD BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF U. AN EYE 4 AN EYE. OLD FUCKING CUNT.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Or black market or straw purchase. No paperwork there either.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@jonnyquest Yeah his young ass will be fucked by some mean old black inmate that hasn't gotten any in ten years. They will tear his ass wide open.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@DeusMeumqueJus if Joe would have had his detectives show up to as many child molestation reports as many times as JAFfy claims to be witness to crimes......................there wouldnt be over 400 uninvestigated cases 

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@WhoKnows I beg your pardon? No I don't live anywhere on Baseline.  Sorry if this disappoints you.  And one last thing, I am not a gang banger but you obviously are. Would you happen to be black?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy Because I saw it after the fact. I did not see it happen, just the crash then gunshots. I was there alright! I was never asked to be a witness nor could I have been being that I did not see who shot who, I just heard it from across the street.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@valleynative @JoeArpaioFan I don't know what it was, I just heard the crash then yelling then gunshots. Then sirens and just about every Tempe cop showed up with guns drawn. A blue pickup was also detained and moved to the parking lot at the QT and two Mexicans detained sitting on the sidewlk while two Tempe officers guarded the truck with yellow crime tape wrapped around the scene.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@valleynative  Nope, even if he was actually there as he claims I strongly doubt that he could even remotely clarify that fact.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@IdontRecall <---------- 

Here's a little hate for ya' :

I'm Caucasian .
Am I able to speak truthfully w/o being called a 'racist' ? Not hardly !....
History is taught because it repeats itself .
Perhaps it's time for 'White America' to demand 'Affirmative Action' & 'Reparations' for all the violence, pain, & suffering Caucasians have directly endured, surviving the 'Reverse Racism', brought on & supported by black racist organizations/churches ! The average white man has become the 'N' word if anything !
Which brings me to my next point, it's long past time for WHITE AMERICA to standup to the 'N' Word and the National Hate-Trail it has left in it's wake !!!
WHO, will be the 'White' MLK & "Call for Violence !!!"& "White Justice !!!", on national T.V. and ALL media outlets, as the 'Black Panthers' 'continue to do w/o REAL fear of reprisal ! Or, by preaching HATE & SEPARATION, in churches of all places, as is the story w/ Al Sharpton & 'The Reverend of Racism', Jesse Jackson !!!
PUKE !!!
WHEN IS 'OUR' TIME & WHO WILL BE THE WHITE MLK ???!!!???!!!
WHO !!!??????????

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@jonnyquest Amen!

Why is it that our government, (the one that cares so deeply for us all) doesn't enforce the gun laws that they have passed?  They really could go after the prohibited possessor that attempts to buy a gun.  They could go after the straw buyers.

But that is too much work.  They want to go after the honest citizen and hobble him with all kinds of useless crap when a gun is purchases. They want new laws and, especially, taxes on guns and ammo.

This POS should be sentenced for the crime, and an additional sentence for using the gun.  If every shooter was sentenced for use of a firearm, and parole was denied on those charges, I think that shootings would go down in number very quickly.


jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

DUDE! Leave him alone. He's off chasing squirrels somewhere else.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@WhoKnows

Outside of hunting, a non-military gun is no  more designed to kill than is a chain saw.  It's a tool, and it's primary use is sporting, and it's secondary usage is to PREVENT deaths.

Statistics don't tell the same stories as the anti-gun media.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@jonnyquest Insurace for gun owners is so that if YOU shoot someone by mistake, their medical bills are paid.  A gun is DESIGNED to kill after all!

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Registration is a way to collect money for the government. Mandatory auto insurance is for the benefit of insurance companies and salesmen. Now I gotta go to bed. Good night you old goat!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@jonnyquest amen.  Now why do you need a registration and insurance for a car, but not for an item designed to KILL?

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Yeah and I'd pass out just like Marie Osmond. We've been down this path before. One thing I bet we do agree on. The guy in this article should have bars between him and daylight for the rest of his life. Can I get an amen?

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

And how many cars are stolen and chopped? What use is their registration? Have you looked at what happens when a prohibited possessor tries to buy a gun and fails the backround check? Chances are real good that nothing will happen. That could change tomorrow if Obama was serious about curtailing criminal use of guns. No new legislation is needed.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@jonnyquest Less regs than when you buy a car or lawn darts.  Like I said!  Hold the last owner of a gun responsible for crimes with that gun, and things will change!


Same way the last owner of a car is held responsible for tickets!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYBOI, FUCKING WHORE, That's probably UR fantasy bitch. get UR OLD ASS FUCKED by some mean old black inmate, that's why U go so often 2 tent city, back there by D portable toilets at "K" yard. THEY EVEN CALL YOU "HONEY BUNS". DON'T U OLD BITCH?

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYCRACKER. U live in denial bitch. the MoFcker POS did ignore those 400+ sexual asault cases, the bitch came on camera "apologizing".....saying "if there were any victims", how about that bitch?. KEEP ON SWALLOWING IT.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @DeusMeumqueJus Can't you people think of anything other than non-existant sex crimes? If you know the population of El Mirage it is much smaller than Phoenix and claiming 400 + cases is more than Phoenix gets in a whole year.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYBANGER, It's obvious that U R not a gangbanger, U R a DICKBANGER POS. BTW, Jafy is living in a bush. under a freeway overpass, near where he works at BK, that's the reason that he smells like a sewage line. HA HA HA HA...HA HA HA HA. ASSHOLE CRACK HEAD.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@mrh0202201091 IN RESPONSE TO MRH020201091: You're an idiot. Go play in the street and get hit by a bus.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYCRACKER, U just confirmed what a fucking liar U R fucking POS, earlier U said that U saw the whole thing unfolding; do U recall bitch?. Knowing that U talk even from UR ass, and U didn't want 2 B a witness, ha ha ha ha....fucking LIAR. CONGRATS BITCH, U just been deemed the BIGGEST LIAR, COCKROACH. Go eazy on smelling the FETID FOOL's ass, that's why U R hallucinating bitch. UNFUCKING BELIEVEABLE.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYLIAR, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA, What a fucking LIAR UR fucking cunt, It is obvious that sucking the FETID FOOL's balls R making U as deluded as the MoFckr RACIST. How come that no 2 Mexicans R mentioned in D Poice report bitch.

Not because U get fucked in the ass every time U go 2 tent city 4 that purposse, everybody else is going 2 B. bitch. I hope that that gangster finds out what U said about him and beats the shit out of U, fucking bitch. BTW, I might let him know. FETID CUNT.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 i am just waiting for him to add more to the story. its just like an Arpaio story ..............a figment of a fractured mind

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