Findlay man killed in drive-by shooting


FINDLAY — A Findlay man was killed in a drive-by shooting on Friday, authorities said.

Joe Gutierrez III, 34, was taken to Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, where he was later pronounced dead, according to Findlay police. An autopsy by the Lucas County coroner's office was scheduled for today.

The shooting occurred about 1 a.m. on East Foulke Avenue at Crystal Avenue, police said.

The victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle when a car pulled up, according to police. He stepped out of his vehicle and one of two men in the second car shot him, police said. The name of the driver of the car Mr. Gutierrez was in was not released.

The shooter’s car fled north on Crystal, police said. The car was possibly an older-model dark-color Pontiac.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 419-424-7150.