Ronnie Goodman. Photo courtesy of Sherry Baltodano.

Monday afternoon San Francisco Police announced that they’ve made two arrests in connection to the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Ronnie Goodman. The stabbing took place a little before midnight on September 9th, on the corner of 24th and Capp Street. 

Javier Gutierrez. Courtesy of SFPD.

In a statement from police spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza, the suspects are brothers, 26-year-old Javier Gutierrez and 21-year-old Luis Gutierrez. According to Esparza, they were taken into custody Sunday on charges of murder and conspiracy.

The news of the arrest comes days after the police released video of two men who were near the scene of the murder shortly after it occurred. Though, it’s unclear if the two men in the video are the Gutierrez brothers.

While the police are still encouraging anyone else with information to call their anonymous tip line, at 415-575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message, Officer Esparza said numerous people shared information following the release of the video last week.

“We’d also like thank the numerous calls from the public and assisting us in this case,” said Esparza in a statement.

Luis Gutierrez. Courtesy of SFPD.

As a thanks to the community for ongoing support and to commemorate their lost loved one, the family of Goodman is currently raising funds for the street crime intervention program.

We’ll update this post if we learn anymore information.

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Daniel Hirsch is a freelance writer who has been living in the Mission since 2009. When he's not contributing to Mission Local, he's writing plays, working as an extra for HBO, and/or walking to the top of Bernal Hill.

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19 Comments

  1. These boys live in my building with their mother, they are nice, peaceful, and sensitive and I cannot begin to imagine either one, especially Javier, as capable of murder, let alone in such a violent and gruesome manner. Has there been any mention of motive??

  2. i dont think they did it ive known luis for years he never wears glasses and his shoulders aren’t as broad and he doesn’t dress like that

  3. I’VE ALSO KNOW BOTH THESE MEN FOR ALMOST A DECADE AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT THIS IS RACIAL PROFILING AT ITS HEIGHT. THIS IS BAD POLICE WORK AND WRONGFUL INPRISONMENT. THERE ARE POLICE TASKFORCES THAT DEAL SPECIFICALLY WITH GANG CRIME YET NO KNOWN GANG MEMBERS HAVE BEEN QUESTIONED AS OF YET AND AS THIS HAPPENED IN WELL KNOW GANG TERRITORY THIS SHOULD OF HAPPEND FIRST. IF THE SFPD DOES NOT LET THESE MEN GO FREE AND THE CHARGE OF MURDER IS GIVEN. YOU WILL SEE TRUE CRIME AND UNREST

    1. I know them too and they live by me as well. Anon i think the same but i do think Javier was there maybe not Luis tho. You can tell in the video that is Javier running up ally where the parking lot is bet Mission and Capp. What gang members? Those kids are mostly locked up at the moment. You dont see the bangers on 24th as much as last month. The kids that shoot up schools, you think their friends or parents thought they were capable of that?

    2. The brothers were arrested on Oct. 19 in connection with murder and are facing charges of murder, torture, assault with a deadly weapon and use of a deadly weapon, according to Max Szabo, a spokesman for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
      Javier Gutierrez is additionally charged with assault with a less-lethal weapon, and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, according to Szabo.
      The prosecutor told the judge that the Gutierrez brothers “went on a hunt” for Goodman as well as an unnamed victim. The brothers soon found the two victims coming out of a store in the Mission District.
      The other victim managed to flee the area, but the brothers chased Goodman before Luis Gutierrez tackled him to the ground.
      The prosecutor alleged that Luis Gutierrez used a stun gun on Goodman before stabbing him multiple times with a knife as he lay supine on the ground.
      According to the prosecutor, Luis Gutierrez stabbed Goodman in his throat and torso as Javier Gutierrez kicked Goodman multiple times in his head.

  4. GOD IS THE JUDGE CAUSE ONLY HE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED NO ONE ON THIS BLOG WAS THERE AND ASK YOUR SELF DO WE TRULY KNOW ONE ANOTHER? ?? NOBODY BUT GOD KNOWS THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL THIS IS A SAD SITUATION FOR BOTH FAMILIES AND YOU WILL BE SURPRISED ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU THINK YOU KNOW ,,EXAMPLE THE LAST SUPPER JESUS ATE WITH THE MAN WHO BETRAYED HIM UMM REALLY THINK ABOUT YOUR FAMILY WOULD DO YOU SO BEFORE WE START POSTING COMMENTS LETS THINK CAUSE. CAUSE BOTH THESE FAMILIES ARE IN PAIN AND IF THIS WAS YOUR LOSS HOW WOULD YOU FEEL. …REMEMBER THE DEVIL WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ANGEL AND WE NEVER KNOW SOMEONE TRULY ONLY GOD DOES ….GO IN PEACE CAUSE KARMA IS REAL AND ALIVE IN LIVING COLOR

  5. For all those who think the brothers are sooo innocent and are accusing others of judging without knowing facts. Aren’t you doing the same? There is a 20 year victim here that was STABBED TO DEATH and taken from his family and friends FOREVER. How about you save your judgement for after you hear all the facts and evidence.

    1. Go to ALL there court hearings everyone and then when its ALL out there the evidence then ONLY can one say it’s not these two and you got the wrong GUYS so i suggest THAT ALL there supporters GO SEAT AND LISTEN AT THE UP COMING COURT DATES ITS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THEY SHOW ALL THE EVIDENCE TO THE PUBLIC SO GO LISTEN AND SEE AND THEN SEE IF THESE ARE THE WRONG GUYS

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