Man killed in armed standoff
September 9, 2021 | View PDF
CAMP CREEK: Just before 10 p.m. on September 6th, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a physical dispute in the 37000 block of Camp Creek Road. Family members had called police after 59-year-old Robert Gutierrez struck another family member. They also said Gutierrez had a gun and other residents of the property said they felt they were unable to leave safely.
During a phone call, a deputy made contact with at least one of the family members and developed probable cause that Gutierrez had committed crimes including Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Physical Harassment.
Police said the initial investigation indicates that once on the scene, deputies attempted to establish verbal contact with Gutierrez and de-escalate the situation; however, he responded with profanity, and pointed a firearm at them. One deputy fired his gun, striking Gutierrez. Despite administering life-saving measures, Gutierrez died from his injuries.
No deputies were physically injured during the incident. The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave.
The Lane County Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team, comprised of investigators from outside agencies and overseen by the Lane County District Attorney’s Office, is investigating the incident. The Lane County District Attorney’s Office will release additional details as they become available.