Shooting in Joliet leaves father, son dead


Share
Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 12:40 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Authorities in Will County say an argument at a Joliet home ended with a father and son dead and a second son wounded.

Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton tells The Herald-News that the shooting broke out Saturday night.

Police officials say 46-year-old Roberto Gutierrez was fatally shot by his 23-year-old son, who also wounded his younger brother. Police say the 22-year-old brother then fired back and killed his older sibling.

Officers arrived at the scene to find 23-year-old Fernando Gutierrez wounded on the sidewalk with a revolver nearby.

Trafton says the investigation continues but it appears the younger brother's actions were justified.

The younger brother was shot several times but is expected to survive. His name isn't being released.

There's no word on what caused the argument.














 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








(More History)