Covina man accused of murdering girlfriend

COVINA, Calif. Police say /*Joseph Anthony Gutierrez*/ shot and killed 18-year-old /*Yazmeen Hassan*/ Monday in the bedroom they shared at the home of his grandparents.

Gutierrez turned himself in to /*Covina police*/ around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and was booked on suspicion of murder. He is expected to be arraigned Thursday.

Investigators say Gutierrez's grandfather called police after he heard a gunshot inside his home on South Brightview Drive Monday afternoon.

Patrol officers who responded to the call found Hassan in a bedroom, with significant head trauma. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say a motive is still unclear.


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