Man arrested in domestic violence incident that led to fatal collision in Peoria

Man arrested in domestic violence incident that led to fatal collision in Peoria

After multiple calls to law enforcement within a couple hours, a woman was killed just 20 minutes after police last made contact with her and her suspected assailant.

Peoria police arrested a man after a fight between him and a woman resulted in the woman getting struck by a vehicle while lying in the road Monday evening.

On Monday between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Peoria police officers received several calls regarding a possible domestic violence situation occurring on 75th Avenue between Cactus Road and the area of Olive Avenue or Golden Lane. One caller reported a man and woman both in red clothing who appeared to be in an argument. They said the woman was crying hysterically while the man was seen pushing her down in the roadway, according to a police report.

Around 7:40 p.m., police said they located a woman and man wearing red clothing who fled on foot and avoided contact.

The couple was contacted again just after 9 p.m. found hiding behind a bush with clothing that matched the original report calls. The man identified himself as 31-year-old Lorenzo Jacob Colorado and the woman identified herself as 30-year-old Katrina Gutierrez.

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Gutierrez told the officers they had just been talking loud and did not report any crime to the officer. The officer observed no injuries, and no crime was established. Colorado referred to Gutierrez as his girlfriend, said the police report.

Twenty minutes after the couple was released by police, the Peoria Police Department received a call that reported a man hitting a woman walking southbound on 75th Avenue with the same descriptors of clothes as previous reports. The man was reportedly pushing and smacking the woman, said police. The caller said when she witnessed it, she stopped to ask the woman if she was okay when the man began yelling and cussing at the caller, according to a police report.

At 9:24 p.m., a final report was made to the police detailing a vehicle collision at the intersection of 75th Avenue and Golden Lane in Peoria. Upon arrival, officers found a woman lying in the roadway, unconscious and nonresponsive. She was identified as Gutierrez and was pronounced dead at the scene, said police.

Surveillance and traffic camera footage captured the incident leading up to the incident. The video shows the Gutierrez and Colorado walking southbound on 75th Avenue and sitting down on the west side curb. It appeared in the video that they are…

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