Suspect Wanted, Two Others Charged in Shooting at 4550 North Braeswood

June 11, 2010 - Houston police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a suspect wanted in the death of a woman at 5801 Sunforest #1015 about 7:50 a.m. on Friday (June 4). Houston police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect wanted in the shooting of a woman at 4550 North Braeswood about 10:30 a.m. on May 5.

The wanted suspect, Richard Andrew Gutierrez (H/m, DOB: 9-17-77), is charged with solicitation of capital murder in the 262nd State District Court. A photo of Gutierrez is attached to this news release.

Suspect Gutierrez

Two other suspects in this case are in custody and charged with solicitation of capital murder. Michelle Cabrera Gaiser (w/f, DOB: 11-20-72) is charged in the 337th State District Court and James Steven Lowery (w/m, DOB: 2-14-83) is charged in the 179th State District Court.

The victim, Yvonne Stern, 52, suffered a gunshot wound while walking to her vehicle at the above address. She was treated and released from a local hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. Brooks and C. Cegielski and Senior Police Officer A. Palos reported:

Ms. Stern's shooting was the result of a planned murder-for-hire plot. Richard Gutierrez is one of several people charged in this case. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation and the expectation more arrests will be made, no further details can be provided at this time.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Richard Gutierrez is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.

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