Update: Alleged gunman in weekend incident surrenders

Police are seeking the alleged gunman in this incident, Jose Gutierrez, 36. Photo supplied by Menlo Park Police.

By the Daily Post staff

Update, 4:20 p.m., Feb. 28 — Jose Gutierrez, who was wanted for shooting an “AR-style rifle” in his backyard on Saturday, turned himself into Menlo Park police today. The shooting allegedly occurred at a house at 1122 Sevier Ave. in east Menlo Park on Saturday (Feb. 24) night. Police surrounded the house, obtained a search warrant and raided it on Sunday morning, but Gutierrez wasn’t home. When Gutierrez surrendered today, police took him to the San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City and booked him on two charges:

• Discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, and

• Receiving stolen property.


Update, 1:20 p.m. Feb. 25 — Menlo Park police report that they have found the “AR-style rifle” that was allegedly used in the shooting on Saturday (Feb. 24) night.

Original report, 11 a.m., Feb. 25 — A SWAT team this morning (Feb. 25) raided a house at 1122 Sevier Ave. in Menlo Park looking for an alleged gunman, but nobody was home.

Now police are looking for Jose Gutierrez, 36, who is wanted for allegedly shooting an “assault rifle type weapon” in the backyard of the home last night. Police said Gutierrez is considered “armed and dangerous.” Police said he is believed to be driving a silver Honda Accord with a license plate of 5ZCK527.

The incident began at about 11 o’clock last night (Feb. 24) when neighbors called police to say they saw a man shooting an “assault rifle type weapon” in his backyard because he was upset by loud music at a nearby party.

Police surrounded the house. They got a warrant to go inside and confiscate any weapons. The South County SWAT team went into the house at 8:57 a.m. today and while they didn’t find Gutierrez, they “did locate significant evidence that a shooting had occurred.”




  1. I guess the police were surprised to find the house was empty?!?

    Like Geraldo opening Al Capone’s vault on national TV and finding nothing inside.

    Glad the officers didn’t hurt themselves busting down the door.

  2. What’s going to happen to the neighbors who created so much noise that it caused this guy to go off. Did he ask them to turn it down? Does Menlo police enforce the noise law in the Belle Haven?

  3. Wait a minute, so the police were notified of shooting in progress at 11pm but didn’t go in to the house until 8:57am the next morning?? It doesn’t sound like they surrounded the house if he got away in the meantime, otherwise they were slow to show up in the first place. Did they get training from the Broward County Sheriff?

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