Concord Murder Victim Identified as 18-year-old Antioch Man

April 18, 2014 10:35 am · 99 comments

crime

An 18-year-old Antioch man was shot and killed in Concord on Thursday night, a Contra Costa County coroner’s deputy said today.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting in the 1600 block of Adelaide Street around 8:55 p.m. found a man identified as Victor Manuel Gutierrez suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said investigators are looking into what led to the shooting.

No suspect information was available.

The killing was Concord’s first homicide of 2014.

Police are asking anyone with information about the fatal shooting to call Detective James Nakayama at (925) 671-3478. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call (925) 603-5836.

RELATED STORIES:

{ 99 comments }

1 Antioch Resident April 18, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Well go figure, one of our residents got murdered in your precious town of Concord…… and usually you attack Antioch but how is it when the tables are turned. Poor kid. RIP.

2 ... April 18, 2014 at 10:45 AM

/\ that guy is an idiot

3 BDuns April 18, 2014 at 10:50 AM

anyone want to place bets that when the murderer is caught, he too is from Antioch?

4 gonzo April 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM

so sad and scary prayers to the family

5 cuzzzzzzzz................ April 18, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Pick your incident:
1) drug deal gone bad
2) mess with someone elses woman
3) gang ties/retaliation etc
Whatever it was is sure wasn’t worth it for this young man.

6 DWM April 18, 2014 at 10:56 AM

I’d say with near certainty that the shooter knew the victim, its not a random drive-by. I’d hope the investigators can find this guy, they’ve got plenty of information.

7 Concord resident April 18, 2014 at 10:58 AM

“Antioch Resident” you are are an F’ing idiot!! An 18 yr old kid gets killed and you’re worried about what “town” gets blamed!! You’re probably part of the reason why things like this happen!!

8 anon April 18, 2014 at 11:07 AM

I am guessing this was retaliation to the murder in Antioch on Wednesday night

9 anonanonagain April 18, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Tragic that a man’s life was cut so short, so abruptly. Perhaps he didn’t have the chance to realize that running with the wrong crowd ups your chances of being shot or killed or going to jail. Whatever the situation is, a young man’s life was lost…..I hope they catch the idiots that think that having a gun makes them a real man.

10 lame April 18, 2014 at 11:18 AM

What makes this all worse, is that the cops don’t even have a suspect. Someone fired a gun in a murder-less city and got away. This gives criminals and gangs all sorts of confidence. By the way, is there any mention of this being gang related and not just a random murder?

11 angry April 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Cuzz… you don’t know anything, So shut it. Smh he was a good kid and loved by most. I hope they find the bastard that killed my young one.. more than lilely he was not from antioch, he was probably a scrap from Laguna. all these wana be l.a gang bangers need to get shipped back down there. Or get hurt till they finally leave.. rest easy young Vic. Love you,

12 oak grove posse April 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM

I moved out to antioch in July. I deliver pizza in laguna-ellis/detroit, Monument and the side streets, and north concord. It’s not looking good for me.

13 jtkatec April 18, 2014 at 11:30 AM

anonanonagain, good post.

14 Wow April 18, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Antioch resident. You have a real issue. Someone was killed how can you he so harsh. Let’s just hope no one u knw ever gets killed for something senceless like this poor boy did.

15 My money is on the April 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM

“gang” option. Could have very well been just an initiation murder. Gangs do drugs, so that’s tied in. Another woman? I know people kill others over women, but there are plenty of them around, no need to be killing one over another.

Antioch thugs keep coming to Concord because they think Antioch is to far away for the police to find them. LOL!!! Thugs really are dumb.

The shooter will probably be from Antioch as well. He’ll be caught soon. I hope Figo gets to take a bite out of him.

16 SF CityGirl April 18, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Maybe the “victim” was doing the dirt, but got dealt with.

17 Wow #2 April 18, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Antioch resident you can talk about concord all you want. Concord is what it is the city doesn’t matter. What matters is that someone was killed last night, someone’s son, brother friend. So very sad. Really hope they find the SOB that did this. RIP to this poor boy and god bless the family

18 Really April 18, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Dear Antioch,

Please keep your problems in Antioch we have enough of our own. If the gangs want to kill each other go do it somewhere else! We don’t want it here!

Parents need to be more involved with their kids so this kind of stuff doesn’t happen as much!

@Cuzzzzzzzz- ALL OF THE ABOVE!

19 Silva April 18, 2014 at 11:46 AM

So, so sorry for your loss. I raised my son in Oakland. He lost many friends growing up to gun violence. Most of those kids were killed for saying something some other kid didn’t like. A few just took a stray bullets. That kid from De LaSalle who was murdered the day before he went off to college was killed because someone else was jealous. Whatever. To those saying nasty $hit about this victim, shame on you! Someone won’t ever see their baby again. I’m so sorry.

20 obvious April 18, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Why was some one who bangs red in the opposite neighborhood? Not saying it was right but if u go looking for trouble you will find it. R.i.p to the young man but I agree with SF City girl

21 bumper morgan April 18, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Murders are very rarely a random event.

22 Anon April 18, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Rip Lil Vic

23 cuzzzzzzzz................ April 18, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Here is something for the good citizens of Concord to ponder……..at next Tuesdays council meeting there will be a presentation. The subject: Concord Tourism Improvement District. WTH????????????? The city is wasting time and money on a Tourism District and we have people being shot. Oh I guess “shootings” can be part of the “live entertainment” provided in Concord. How sad. Spend the funds on dealing with gang activity so more young men doen’t die like the one who was murdered last night
Who knows, next they can throw more money at the auto dealerships for advertising……even tho the dealerships get plenty of money from the manufacturers for advertising.
WAKE UP COUNCIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 guerito April 18, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Victor was not a bad kid.i grew up with him since elementary school.we went to meadow homes on detroit.yes vic wore alot of red and black bt i know for a fact he was not involved in a gand.victor i love u to death bro.i still remember all the great memeoties we had at ur hose wend we would hang out.god took u to soon but now your in a better placr..lovr u victor you will always be loved. Rest in paradise

25 Antioch problems April 18, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Let’s see why everyone is saying it’s Antioch. Possibly because most if the crimes that are being committed in Concord, Pleasant Hill and WC are residents of…. wait for it….. ANTIOCH!!! Someone from WC spoke on an earlier thread about building a wall between Concord and WC boarder. I think we need that wall to be built to keep Antioch trash from coming into our city!!!

26 Julio April 18, 2014 at 12:14 PM

I agree with anon, retaliation perhaps for the latest in Antioch. Those kids that ran with the young man are all wannabe thugs.

27 Is what it is April 18, 2014 at 12:21 PM

The description of the deceased sounds the same as the character Concord PD was chasing a couple Fridays/ Saturday’s ago and ditched his car On Oak Grove. . Whether the kid was good or not his time was up.

28 None April 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Angry !!! Are you stupid or you just pretend to be dumb Fighting for stupid color red and blue,,,

29 Concord resident April 18, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Love how everyone jumps to gang related. Maybe it was or maybe it was mistaken identity. Rip another young man whose life was cut short.

30 Lifes to short.... April 18, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Victor was a real good friend of mine, he was a respectful kid, cant believe your really gone buddy, found out this morning,balling hard at work, not money wise, got my glasses on…cant believe it, its like this a dream, I just want to wake up now :(

31 Life's to short.... April 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Victor was a good friend of mine, he was a respectful kid, cant believe your really gone buddy, found out this morning. Balling hard at work, not money wise. Got my glasses on……cant believe it, its like this is a dream, just want to wake up now :(

32 That one guy April 18, 2014 at 12:54 PM

People loved him! We should be burying our opinion s, not our children.

33 bored@work April 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Obvious, you make me sick. “Why was some one who bangs red in the opposite neighborhood?” We have freedom here in America to go wherever we please. We can wear what ever we want. Little wanna be gang bangers out there claiming turf they don’t own. They rent an apartment and think they own the neighborhood. Really bright. How dumb do you have to be to “claim a color” anyway? So now you “own” that color?? The stupidity of the “thug mentality” never ceases to amaze me.

34 @ life's too short April 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Very sorry for your lose. May he rest on peace. And may your pain ease over time. But always keep him in your heart.

35 cutt throat April 18, 2014 at 1:01 PM

My baby cousin will b missed but never forgotten so whoever has something bad to say about wat happend shut up he was just a lil kid so it doesnt matter wat. The reasons y it happend. Everyone always has something to say well he has a heart of gold and is loved by everyone.

36 cutt throat April 18, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I love u victor

37 shi April 18, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Wow people are so rude someone just lost a son he was such a good kid ! Rip vic so sorry your family has to go though all this bs EVERY ONE SHOULD KEEP THIS BAD ATTITUDES TO THEMSELVES WHAT IF YOU’RE KID WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME YOU WOULDN’T WAANT ANYONE TALKING BAD ABOUT A LOVED ONE

38 Concord Living April 18, 2014 at 1:16 PM

RIP Victor, condolences to the family.

39 tragic April 18, 2014 at 1:24 PM

The violence going on in our community is tragic. I remember when the area was mostly a rural community with all the orchards and little farms. It’s sad that when a place gets built up that there is more crime. There is so much crime now that hearing about shootings, robberies, etc. is almost commonplace. Being numb to cime is a true tragedy. I hope that things will get better sometime. There seems to be no fear on the part of criminals of punishment or consequences to what they do. Very sad.

40 Victor Wooten April 18, 2014 at 1:27 PM

I lay blame on City Council. The plans they have for a “Santana Row” will not materialize if the Monument Area is not rectified. It is sad if the kid is mixed up in gang nonsense, or the victim of mistaken identity/association. What happens if the bullets flying killed innocent people? And in no way am I for penalizing law abiding citizens by having stricter laws. We need a stricter gang enforcement and possibly some type of outreach. Are parents keeping tabs on their kids and actually parenting? Maybe to teach them the gang lifestyle ultimately will put you 6ft. Under or living in a “bathroom with bars”with a rapist. I would like to see some type of press clearly stating that gangs are the issue and not race. It seems to be the easiest played card, and the town would benefit from a clear mission statement. The police would be able to do their jobs easier and not fear being fired. I have had experience in this issue, as CPD will cater to illegal activity and actually pick on the person who wants a change for the better because it is the path of least resistance/job security for the responding officers.

41 tragic April 18, 2014 at 1:29 PM

And may this young man rest in peace. I hope whoever did this will be caught soon and punished for this disgusting act.

42 Education is the answer April 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM

. . .. (spelled w h a t ). We need a better school district.

43 anonymous April 18, 2014 at 1:34 PM

There is no gang problem in Concord. You could ask the Chief.

44 Mary April 18, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Look at the bright side. One less gang member running around to cause trouble.

45 Is what it is April 18, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Didn’t the report state he had a gun on him????? come on 18 and your packing. I guess someone else was faster than him. You give a kid a weapon they think they’re unbreakable.

46 anon April 18, 2014 at 2:03 PM

That’s what happens when your a gang banger. Jail, wheel chair or death. One less gangbanger off the streets is good news for the city of Concord.

47 Darwin April 18, 2014 at 2:29 PM

@ #41 Victor Wooten
You can only blame the city council so much. You have to look at the families and the communities. It all starts from home…As for gangs not being a race issue, for the most part it is. Certain races are deffinatly involved more than others…You can not dispute that, and if you do, please come back to reality…

48 Ashley April 18, 2014 at 2:31 PM

RIP Vic. Love you! xoxo

49 Darwin April 18, 2014 at 2:33 PM

RIP

50 anon April 18, 2014 at 2:38 PM

I heard that Victor went to confront a Sureno but the Sureno had the upper hand this time.

51 nalgas April 18, 2014 at 2:45 PM

I feel bad for this children prayers to the family.

52 w h a t April 18, 2014 at 3:14 PM

RIP Victor, leave the hate elsewhere people, don’t bring it to Concord.

53 anon April 18, 2014 at 3:17 PM

@shi,
I wouldn’t allow my kid’s to be a gangbanger. Hispanic Parent’s know very well when their kids are in a gang. If they get killed, that’s part of the gang life.

54 VikingPrincess April 18, 2014 at 3:55 PM

This is terribly sorry news.
I think more info will be revealed as they investigate. If the murderer did have a laser on his gun…me thinks there is much more to this and not random. Very possible he was not even the intended target.

Condolences to friends and family.

55 Rest easy ! April 18, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I love how walnut creek and concord people are all trash talking on Antioch people. No matter where you go , there is always going to be violence. Stop blaming other cities for the crap that goes on. And for people who are acting like nothing ever happens in walnut creek, you’re idiots. Things are happening but they never make the news. You are all just a bunch of stuck up idiots with your head up your as$’s. The world is sh*t, deal with it. The main thing is that a YOUNG adult lost his life. THATS SOMEONES BABY, BOYFRIEND, BROTER,BEST FRIEND, ect. Leave the nasty comments in your sick twisted head. Who could sit here and bash on this young kid in a post that is telling you that he was shot to death? So stupid. The world is falling apart because of all you sick twisted people. Hope they find the punks who did this, so quick to pull the trigger without any remorse on who’s life they are about to ruin.! Rest in paradise victor! My prayers go out to his family!

56 Lifes too short April 18, 2014 at 4:29 PM

May you Rest In Peace, Ilove you victor

57 94565peez April 18, 2014 at 4:40 PM

R.I.P VIC and to all of you people confusing him with being some gang member you my friend are ignorant , god bless you bro I send my love and respect to the Gutierrez family .before you judge learn the facts or you just as mislead as the person who committed this horrible crime

58 cutt throat April 18, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Canddles lit out on 1600 blk for my cousin

59 Life's to short.... April 18, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Mary, how dare you say that, may karma bight u in the ass, if u have nothing nice to say, shut up!!!

60 Gus April 18, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Well the upside is three or four other gang bangers will soon slip off the radar in the next month. Judging from some of the comments. Back and forth until retard cell block d rules are satisfied.

So they did confirm that this little thug was armed with a pistol correct? So the only reason he’s dead vs some other banger, and some other family isn’t posting how wonderful he was is just a matter of who got the first shot off. Right?

I think if you are in a gang you should be rounded up and tossed in a wood chipper.

61 Cowellian April 18, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Life’s to(sic) short….@62,
Try that again, using real words, in proper context, in real sentences.

62 Rose Garden April 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Regardless of the circumstances, this young man lost his life.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Very sad.

63 Diablo April 18, 2014 at 6:26 PM

This is planet earth not heaven ! There is good and evil it doesn’t matter if its oakland or concord there is good and bad everywhere ! People die all the time !

64 None April 18, 2014 at 6:28 PM

You people always talking about Mexicans and black ,the white kids they’re doing the same freaking thing like everybody else , so please stop being racist,,

65 @66 April 18, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Your a sick twisted son of a b*tch. Who says that? It’s people like you who need to be locked up in a crazy cell. Oakland is Oakland, that’s their problem. This is concord we are talking about. Stay on topic genius. If something was to happen to your family member would you say that? Some people are just sick. I’m disgusted. Rest in peace victor.

66 old friend April 18, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Baby Vic, May you smile upon us from Heaven, he was a great kid….this was a.huge shock regardless of any reason he didnt deserve it. R.I.P Victor you are loved and missed.

67 ana April 18, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Its sad to hear that this young man died. I wonder where he got hit with the bullet as far as i know it was just one bullet. He must of bled to death. I bet you guys didn’t even try CPR. I bet all you guys saw was just one less Mexican wanna be thug of the streets. Kept his life less body on the cold streets acting like you’ll doing your job, you guy’s didn’t pick his body up until 2:30 midnight. You guys are heartless. His mother showed up screaming and crying but you’ll pushed her back, you’ll wouldn’t let her get close and all she wanted was to hug her son. So much hate and racism. And it will never
end.people will always judge the black and the Mexicans. God loves us all
equally. I bet you guys aint even guna try and give this kid justice.you guys
ain’t even guna sweat it. Its just one less Mexican off the streets. Rest in
peace young soul you will be deeply missed. My prayers goes to your family
Victor

68 Atticus Thraxx April 18, 2014 at 7:49 PM

18 years old. Damn. Ain’t no way for a boy to die. I don’t have the time or the tolerance to read 71 previous posts on the mater, but I can just imagine. I truly hope our CPD detectives bring this murderer to swift justice. In fact I have confidence they will.

69 Family of the deceased April 18, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Thank you all for the prayers and condolences. Victor was my brother and he wasn’t some little gangster, he was looking for colleges/trade schools just this week. Stop judging and hating please just pray for the family. I love you Victor and may you rest in peace.

You taught me so much and I will miss you.

70 Lizzie April 18, 2014 at 8:12 PM

“You may say that I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us…and the world will live as one.”

71 Sonny Pinson April 18, 2014 at 8:26 PM

R.I.P COUSIN YOU WILL BE MISS SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE.

72 @ana April 18, 2014 at 9:22 PM

You’re an idiot.

73 Antioch April 18, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Rip Vic u would be miss

74 Cuzzzzzzz...... April 18, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Ana #71 – there is such a thing as procedure and protocol when a murder is being investigated. One of the things is NOT to move the body until all forensic evidence is gathered as it is evident that this young man was targeted. It has nothing to do with “racism” and frankly I am sick of Blacks and Mexicans always whining/crying racism. Maybe if people got real jobs instead of drug dealing, pimping. wanting to be an “entertainer/rapper” or gang banging they would have something better to do that whine/cry “racism” all the time. And if Blacks and Mexicans think things are so bad in this country then leave. But remember most countries don’t have welfare and all the other “give aways” the US has.

Please get an education about police procedure and perhaps take a course in how to write properly before shooting off fingers on a blog

75 Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Ana the homicide expert:

Thank you for the helpful tips. I guess you want to move the body right away and skip the evidence gathering, or let his mother contaminate the crime scene. Interesting that you know so much. Thank you for alerting us to all the racism you know so much about. Now be quiet.

76 Chalino Sanchez April 18, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Mucho amor y respecto Little Victor, I’ll always miss the goofy things you used to do and say, make sure it’s poppin on the other side little carnalito, God Bless and Rest in Peace and dont worry about the haters – P

77 @76 April 19, 2014 at 12:06 AM

You’re an idiot. There aren’t any other words to describe you. Get off of here with your negative bull$hit. Bottom line, no matter what the reason he died for, an 18 year old is dead. That’s someone’s child. The fact that you continue you sit here and run your mouth about a person who passed away shows that you need help. Mental health. Stop hiding behind a fake name too . Guaranteed you wouldn’t say any of this in person you heartless son of a b*tch.

78 North Concord April 19, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Rest In Peace Too Lil Vic Mainy How Life Gotta Be An Too All You $hit Talking White Trash Need Too Go Else Were With All That BS

79 ☆♧caution April 19, 2014 at 1:48 AM

I’m sure whatever the reason for this death it wasn’t worth this young man’s life. Sad

80 anon April 19, 2014 at 7:05 AM

If you look at his Facebook page it’s obvious that he was a Norteno gangbanger.

81 Interesting Edi Birsan Quote April 19, 2014 at 7:07 AM

“We’ve got to get the word out about gangs because it keeps showing up,” Councilman Edi Birsan said. “It’s the biggest fear factor people have and it just doesn’t exist here in Concord.” – Edi Birsan Contra Costa Times 4/11/14

82 Condolences April 19, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Its so sad to see all the judgement and hate coming from everyone. None of you know ALL the facts yet you sit in your homes hiding behind your computers with your “facts” about this child. Your all pathetic cowards. None of you would say these horrible heartless things to the familiy’s face. Why don’t we all show some class and sensitivity and send our condolences to the family. RIP Victor

83 Darwin April 19, 2014 at 10:24 AM

#79 Cuzzzz. Great post. You can do anything in this country with a work ethic or an education. Don’t blame racism. When people do they are only holding themselves back. One day they may figure it out

84 JD April 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Rip Vic I will miss you friend

85 JD April 19, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Dam this is really unbelievable I just seen you a week ago man I miss him already he was a really good friend, the friendliest nicest guy you will meet with a big heart always would put a smile on my face when I was feeling down not only with me but with everyone . Vic I had many memories with you since your first day of school in elementary this is so crazy I can’t except what happened still I will forever miss you Vic my friend all the way from elementary to high school May you rest In peace and my condolences go to your fam stay strong guys! Love you .rip Vic

86 Connie Dobbs April 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM

What do you mean, “you guys,” Ana?

87 Anon. April 19, 2014 at 1:25 PM

This kid and another man known as Tomas had been roaming this side of concord for the total of two days harassing people they thought were southerners and thanks to his friend (Tomas) he got murdered. They came ready to kill and ended up loosing themselves.. Shame on him and shame on his friend for coming to look for death on either side but they got it.

88 Horse n around April 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM

@ Ana. Do you think that any of his friends tried CPR on him? No, they all scattered like hood rats.

89 Kristen April 19, 2014 at 5:57 PM

@Anon Sounds like you know Something maybe a Little too much

90 Life's too short.... April 19, 2014 at 7:55 PM

FEAR MAKES A COAWARD

91 Life's too short.... April 19, 2014 at 7:57 PM

COWARD

92 Life's too short.... April 19, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Anon they were just lil kids with big hearts, chest out and head up, but thomas u know whatch caused because of your actions and not shutting your mouth, doing that and telling victor also would have still had victor here, but u were always the instigator and victor was always the verbal one, I feal it wasnt victors fault, iknow u both very well, well did. VIC had a gun, why didnt you pick it up and ‘bust’ back, but nahhhhh u scattered, just saying..VICTORTRRRRRRR

93 florespriscilla April 19, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Man some of you guys/gals are posting on here acting like the police aren’t reading them. And a lot of you are acting like you know a little too much without even bothering to tell the police. Hm.

94 SKS April 19, 2014 at 8:51 PM

An 18 year old punk is dead. So what. Good riddens.

95 Life's too short.... April 19, 2014 at 9:02 PM

2nights in a row, ive gone to the exact spot and stood over where my friend layed dead, at the exact time, theres alot of people hanging out, walking and doing what they do, more than acouple people had to see something, speak up. ABLAR ALTO

96 anon April 20, 2014 at 7:05 AM

I don’t remember when CPD has ever solved a gang related murder. Maybe they don’t want to spent to much of their time on gangs.

97 Brenda K. April 22, 2014 at 9:24 PM

My heart goes out to the Gutierrez family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know Victor and his two older brothers from working at the middle school they went to. I loved these boys. They are great kids. Victor will always be remembered for his wonderful smile & great heart. He didn’t deserve this at all!

98 Shari m April 24, 2014 at 4:22 PM

I knew all the g boys and they were alwAys respectfful and he will be surely be missed by many he always had the greatest smile rest in peace victor and my prayers go out to the g family

99 StraightBuster April 24, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Go knocking on the devils door, someone’s gonna answer eventually…

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: