Deputies Search for 3 Suspects, Man Shot Dead in Home
Investigators said, 20-year-old Joshua Gutierrez was confronted by the three masked men at the home on Buck Road around 11:00 p.m.
Gutierrez refused to hand over money and property and was shot.
Orange Count Fire Rescue officials arrived at the location, but Gutierrez was prounced dead a short while later.
Gutierrez was known to the suspects, investigators said, although the nature of their relationship is unclear.
The suspects – two Black males and one Hispanic – made off with a safe that was inside the residence.
Deputies are not releasing the contents of the safe at this time.
Detectives are following up on numerous leads as the investigation continues.
Anyone who has information regarding this homicide is asked to call CRIMELINE at # 1-800-423-TIPS.