Brown Pride member convicted of 2007 car chase killing

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 10:05pm

A Davidson County Criminal Court jury Wednesday morning convicted a Brown Pride gangster of shooting a rival gang member during a 2007 car chase.

The jury found Jonathan Gutierrez, 20, guilty of the premeditated first-degree murder of 19-year-old Lucio Garcia, along with four counts of aggravated assault involving four juvenile girls in Garcia’s car at the time of the incident.

The murder conviction carries an automatic life sentence of at least 51 years. A sentencing hearing is set for Feb. 15 to determine the sentences on the assault convictions.

The shooting — which was later a topic in a Gangland television show broadcast — happened in the early morning hours of Aug. 26, 2007, after Garcia and the girls drove past and yelled insults at the Brown Pride gangsters.

Gutierrez and three others jumped in a car and pursued Garcia’s car, shooting at it as the two vehicles at times sped more than 100 miles per hour.

During the trial, Gutierrez was said to be the gunman who fired the fatal shot that struck Garcia in the left cheek and severed his spinal cord. The chase ended at the Wedgewood Avenue ramp to Interstate 65.

Gutierrez, who was a juvenile at the time of the murder, talked with a reporter about the circumstances of the cases for the History Channel’s Gangland television series. The jury watched clips from the interview footage during the trial.

Hector Lopez and Alvin Gutierrez, who were in the car with Jonathan Gutierrez, still face charges for their alleged roles in the shooting.

4 Comments on this post:

By: ButchKerns on 1/13/11 at 5:20

Today, between twelve and twenty million illegal aliens reside in the United States, draining our nation’s economy, while presenting a security and public safety threat to the people of the United States. Public officials have not only repeatedly failed to protect our borders from this illegal alien invasion, but they have also been complicit in the effort to undermine our nation's immigration laws.

By: ButchKerns on 1/13/11 at 5:24

From the pen of Jose Angel Guitierrez, Professor, University of Texas, Arlington, founder of La Raza Unida Party: “We remain a hunted people. Now you think you have a destiny to fulfill in the land that historically has been ours for forty thousand years. And we’re a new Mestizo nation.” “Our devil has pale skin and blue eyes…” “We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him.” Guiteriez may not be a member of the Brown Pride gang, but he is shamefully advocating for brown pride.

By: TITAN1 on 1/13/11 at 6:11

Get rid of all gang members, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, legal or illegal.

By: nashtnman on 1/13/11 at 9:56

The solution is a legal citizen with a gun carry permit and the ability to protect himself and his family. The government is not capable of protecting you and your family and they are refusing to secure our borders and begin the process of identifying and removing illegal aliens. Instead, the government chooses to grant them unlimited access to tax dollars and programs designed to ASSIST not SUPPORT LEGAL citizens. All you people on welfare with 6 or 8 kids better listen up: the more illegals that come here means more money will be taken out of your share to support them, ever think about that??