POLICE Department

Investigation into Shooting at 10855 Telephone Road

A man critically injured in an auto-pedestrian crash that occurred at 1300 Lorraine about 12:30 a.m. on March 26, 2018, has died.

Richard Gutierrez, 60, a pedestrian, was pronounced deceased at Ben Taub General Hospital on Monday (May 21).

The driver, Gabriela Garza (H/f, 22), was arrested at the scene of the crash on March 26 and was charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County Criminal Court #3.   A photo of Garza is attached to this news release.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant E. Fendia and Officer L. Vieira reported:

Garza was driving a silver Chevrolet C1500 pickup truck eastbound on Lorraine when she struck a light pole and also Mr. Gutierrez, who was standing in the area.  Garza was found to be intoxicated at the scene and subsequently arrested and charged.

The investigation is continuing.

Gabriela Garza
Gabriela Garza

JKS/JFC 5-23-18
Inc. #037759218-M


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