Brown Pride member arrested after McDonald's gang shooting

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:41pm

Metro police have arrested a Brown Pride gang member whom detectives believe shot a 15-year-old rival gang member outside of a Murfreesboro Pike McDonald’s on Wednesday.

Detectives arrested Christian Gutierrez, 19, at a home on Winthorne Drive Wednesday evening. Gutierrez, according to police, was indicted in the Oct. 16, 2010, shooting death of Henry Harrison and is wanted for questioning in connection to the February 2009 shooting death of Melissa Ann Tyler Ramirez.

Wednesday’s shooting occurred at 1:50 p.m. outside the McDonald’s at 1181 Murfreesboro Pike, police said. Gutierrez, a passenger in a Honda Civic, apparently had a confrontation with the 15-year-old and two others standing with him prior to the shooting.

Police said later in the afternoon, the driver of the Honda turned up at the Central Precinct to report what happened earlier. Police did not immediately charge the driver.

As of Wednesday evening, the 15-year-old was listed in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.    

11 Comments on this post:

By: GuardianDevil01 on 7/28/11 at 4:48

If you are the mother of a fifteen year old who is in a gang then you are a failure as a parent and should have your uterus sewn shut. I would comment on the father too but good luck finding him.

By: Nitzche on 7/28/11 at 6:53

talkin smack to brown pride!

By: undertakker35 on 7/28/11 at 8:07

LOL Brown Pride What's so special About Brown Pride plus a 19 yr old thinking he all that by trying to kill a 15 yr old ohhhhhh what a BIG man he is.

By: livinglively57 on 7/28/11 at 8:13

Wow...I am old enough to remember when Murfreesboro Road was the "hot spot" for dining in Nashville. There was everything out Murfreesboro Road! Fifth Quarter Steak House, Bennigans, Nashville's first authentic Mexican restaurant, La Fiesta....Genesco, Sunbeam Bakery. I remember when going to Fifth Quarter on a date was a BIG deal.

Some of my oldest children's (they are early 30s now) friends lived in some beautiful subdivisions off Murfreesboro Road/Thompson Lane area. Big, beautiful 1960s ranch homes on acre lots. My son ran into one of his old friends about 6 years ago and he said his mother was desperately trying to sell her home that she thought she would grow old in because the area had deteriorated so badly. Her and her husband had bought the house in the late 70s.

I drove out Murfreesboro Road last fall for the first time in eons and boy, has it changed. I would not feel comfortable driving or getting out of my car there at night.

I feel despair over what is happening in our city....there are areas that I don't recognize anymore. They look almost like a "third world country". I know what is happening and like most Nashvillians, feel powerless to stop it.

By: mg357 on 7/28/11 at 9:17

mg357..I agree with you living; Have any of you read the latest on the DEA website concerning the arrests and confiscations of a prominent Mexican drug cartel..$62 million in US currency plus massive quantities of drugs for distribution here in our country....In such a fragile economy where did this money come from. We cannot force our lawmakers to secure the border and deport anyone who isn't here legally. Once the cartels get a foothold here in America and the control over the drug business becomes a force issue....we are in deep trouble and the politicains turn their heads.........mg BTW; this cartel is already established in several major parts of our country and the arrests were made stateside so it may already be too late

By: mg357 on 7/28/11 at 9:35

mg357....La Familia Michoacane cartel...1985 arrests, confiscated..2773 lbs. of meth., 2722 kilos of cocaine, 1005 lbs. of heroin, 14,818 lbs. of marijuana and $3.8 million in other assets beside the $62 million in US currency...Alabama, California, D.C., Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, N. Carolina, western Tennessee, Texas. July 21, 2011 DEA website media releases

By: livinglively57 on 7/28/11 at 10:10

@mg357 - What you say is not surprising. I talk with many people from all walks of life in my career. I cannot find anyone who agrees with what is going on in our city or our country. The general concensus is that someone has "sold us out". It happened under our nose...so gradually, while appealing to our "generous, big, American hearts" and before we knew it, we're underwater.

http://www.frostywooldridge.com/

I was just directed to the above website last week by a friend...read it and weep OR read it and start writing your government.

By: mg357 on 7/28/11 at 10:42

mg357....It won't make any difference lively......the addiction to cheap labor, drugs and greed have brought our country to the precipice of hell. Massive overspending by our *elite* legislators who encourage more government dependence that now stands at 47% that burdens the remaining 53% who work and contribute with an unsustainable 800 lb. gorilla on our backs. Jobs are gone, families are living in constant fear and the politicians simply ignore the travesty unfolding before their very eyes. I am no longer certain the damage can be repaired without violence erupting..........mg

By: Nitzche on 7/28/11 at 4:09

we are running out of spots in nashville, they are not "taking over"..belle Meade,brentwood,etc. save us Karl!

By: livinglively57 on 7/29/11 at 9:28

mg357...I agree, along with many others. The gorilla is getting very heavy while trying to support our own family. I have young members of my family (with children) trying to decide between health insurance and food on the table (they own their own business)...yet, I have a young mother who has hardly worked a day in her life in my office complaining that her Section 8 housing threw her out because her boyfriend (who paid the rent thru illegal means) is in jail.

Young family, homeowners, married, both parents working, can't afford health insurance, self-supporting, tax-paying VS. young family, unmarried, neither working, welfare, Section 8, foodstamps, pay nothing into the system

The gorilla is growing.

By: sadmother on 8/3/11 at 1:56

Wow I am the Mother of that 15 year old teen. First of all I think it is very sad that you would speak about a person who you don't even know GuardianDevil01. My son is a good kid who got caught up in something very scary. I am a mother of three a full time student and work part time. My husband of many many years is a great father. He works full time to support his family, and he nor I do drugs or have any gang involvement. We go to church and teach our children about God. It is very unfortunate that my son got mixed up with the wrong kind of people, but that does not mean that I am not a good parent. I also think you should not pass judgement on others. I have never been involved in any kind of illegal activities. What is more sad is that millions of children are involved with gangs and do not even realize how dangerous they are. I think it is disturbing that these children have acess to guns. Rather than passing judgement people need to be out doing things like making our community a safe place to raise our kids and keep them off of drugs. Anyway thanks for your concern. Praying everyday and thanking God for all of my blessings and praying for the family of the other boys involved.