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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Saturday November 2nd, 2019 :: 11:16 a.m. PDT


Homicide Detectives are investigating a shooting at the Casa Bella Apartment complex

DATE/TIME: Friday, November 1, 2019 6:30 p.m.

INCIDENT: Homicide Investigation

LOCATION: 16980 Nisqualli Rd., Victorville

SUSPECT: Parnell Gutter, 28 years old, resident of Victorville

VICTIM: Thurman Mathew, 40 years old, resident of Victorville

On Friday, November 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. deputies responded to calls of a shooting at the Casa Bella Apartments on Nisqualli Rd. Deputies and medical aid arrived and found an adult male unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medical personnel pronounced the male deceased at the scene.

Detectives with the Homicide Detail responded to conduct the investigation. Detectives determined Parnell Gutter and Thurman Mathew were involved in an argument, and later it became a physical altercation. A short time after the fight, Mathew went to Gutter’s apartment and began shooting at the apartment, at which time Gutter returned fire and struck Mathew.

The completed investigation will be submitted to the District Attorney’s office for review.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective Gerad Laing, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Gerad Laing or Sergeant Ryan Smith

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 171909776 H#2019-110

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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