Police Release Name of Suspect Arrested in Israel Cervantes Shooting

The suspect has been identified by police as 24-year-old Omar Gutierrez.

Police have released the name of the suspect who was last week arrested for the Sept. 17 killing of 26-year-old Israel Cervantes near the Highland Park Goldline Station on Marmion Way.

The suspect is 24-year-old Omar Gutierrez, who was arrested on Tuesday Sept. 18 by LAPD Northeast officers and charged with homicide the following day in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to LAPD Homicide Unit Detective M. Miyakawa. 

According to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Gutierrez is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Chinatown. His bail is set at $1 million.

Gutierrez is next due in court on Oct. 1.

According to police reports, Cervantes was fatally wounded near the Highland Park Gold Line station on Marmion Way at around 2 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17.

Police do not believe that the shooting was gang-related.

oust90042 October 01, 2012 at 07:12 AM
And miss wayne turner i knew your son mathew turner we went to franklin high together and also monte vista elementrey always into sports good kid good kid
The MOG October 01, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I would like to ask that all like minded people, who are committed to love & understanding, & peace between peoples, to say a prayer...Pray that, even if just for today, that kindness & gentleness will reign over our neighborhoods, like a heavenly banner of love. Even if you don't believe in God, or the Christian Jesus; if you're athiest, or angnostic, or whatever, you still can manifest peaceful relations, & "righteousness" like a mighty stream", by just harboring those thoughts within your hearts, & committing yourselves to manifesting them in our environment. Please Lord, let peace reign in our hearts & in our neighborhoods. Bring justice to those who suffer under the heavy yoke of oppression, discrimination, indiffirence, & official corruption. Be the truth out in the open Lord, & punish the guilty. We thank you, God, Oh Creator of All Things, Father of All Spirits, for all the gifts Mother Nature bestows upon the Earth. Give us the eyes & minds, to see & appreciate the beauty & joy that is all around us...Amen. "Making fools of everybody, who don't understand..." -This Is Love, George Harrison.
Brian-S!!! October 14, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I knew Israel for many years and will truely miss him knowing I can't visit or phone him when I visit the area where he&Mondo were my neighbors for many years!and consider myself fortunate to have been able to see him and hug him 5-days before the tragedy and tell him goodbye for the timebeing since I moved from that area.I Love&Miss you my friend/BRIAN-S!!!
SuperNova October 17, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Israel Cervantes was a troubled soul and everyone knew it! Sometimes people need to go back and start over again....He just wasn't getting it. RIP Israel. Free Omar!
Nedercutt October 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Kill this Omar. Walking Latino shit stain on society...


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