On Thursday, August 5, 2021, at approximately 2214 hours, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that a person had been shot with a firearm at 103 Main Street North in Renville, MN.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered a male subject identified as Pablo Eliazar Gutierrez, 31, of Renville, suffered an apparent gunshot wound. That male was transported by ambulance to RCW School’s ball field to meet North Air Care. Lifesaving measures were attempted, but Gutierrez was pronounced dead.
26-year-old Julian Daniel Valdez of Renville is in custody related to the shooting and is being held at the Renville County Jail in Olivia pending formal charges by the Renville County Attorney’s Office.
This is believed to be an isolated incident and law enforcement does not believe that the public is in any danger.
The case is being investigated by the Renville Police Department, Renville County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).
Agencies responding to the event included the Renville Police Department, Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Olivia Police Department, Hector Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Midwest SMRU, Olivia Ambulance Service, Renville Fire Department, North Air Care and Minnesota BCA