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Adelanto Man Booked for Murder After Victim Succumbs to Injuries Suffered During May 16th Attack

DATE: June 2, 2022

INCIDENT: PC 187 - Murder

LOCATION: 11300 Block of Bentley Court, Adelanto

SUSPECT(S): Angel Gutierrez, 25-years-old, Resident of Adelanto

VICTIM(S): Estelle Romero, 73-years-old, Deceased

SUMMARY: On Monday, May 16, 2022, at about 4:22 p.m., deputies from the Victor Valley Station responded to a call in the 11300 block of Bentley Court, for a report of an assault in progress. When deputies arrived, they located a 73-year-old female, identified as Estelle Romero, suffering from multiple injuries. Romero was airlifted to a hospital and was admitted for medical care.  

Deputies identified Angel Gutierrez as the suspect who caused Romero’s injuries. Gutierrez was arrested for attempted murder and booked at the West Valley Detention Center.

On June 2, 2022, at about 2:30 a.m., while Romero remained hospitalized, her medical condition worsened and she was pronounced deceased. Investigators from the Specialized Investigation Division – Homicide Detail responded to the hospital and assumed the investigation.  

Gutierrez’ charges were amended to PC 187- Murder and he remains in custody on $1,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Specialized Investigation Division – Homicide Detail at 909-387-3589.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to

Refer: Detective O. Domon

Station: Specialized Investigation Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. 909-387-3589

Case No. DR# 242201167 / H# 2022-063

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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