Jose Mendoza Wiki – Jose Mendoza Bio
Jose Mendoza was described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
A California father is on the run after fatally shooting her daughter’s ex-partner, who was allegedly chasing her in her car. Giovannie Gutierrez confronted her ex-girlfriend at her work on Monday afternoon, Nov. 21, and seized her cell phone, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
KTLA reports that the duo later met in a nearby area and the woman rescued her cell phone, but she walked away from her when Gutierrez tried to smash her car mirror. Gutierrez was driving a white Chrysler 300M sedan and was chasing her former partner who was driving a compact car, witnesses said. Both cars collided at least once during the chase.
Jose Mendoza is 59 years old.
Killing Daughter’s Ex-Boyfriend
The two cars stopped in the middle of Sierra Highway, the sheriff’s department said. Gutierrez then apparently tried to break into his car while he was on the call with family members who had called emergency services. “She told us at the time that she was inside her car and Giovannie was trying to get in, she was reaching out the window after he had already taken the keys from her, trying to open the door, trying to get her out of the car and at some point. the moment he had his hands around her throat,” Sheriff’s Detective Derrick Alfred told KTLA.
A white Ford Ranger arrived at the scene while Gutierrez was still trying to force his way into the car. The sheriff’s department said a man, who has been identified as the woman’s father, got out of the truck and shot Gutierrez “once in the head.” The woman’s father, Jose Mendoza, is now wanted for murder. Gutierrez died after he was taken to a hospital.
The news outlet reported that Mendoza was seen at a sheriff’s station on surveillance video, but turned and fled Wednesday. Mendoza, 59, was described by the sheriff’s office as 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be armed with a semi-automatic pistol and should not be approached.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.