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Police identify 19-year-old man shot and killed after breaking into Sioux City home

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Shooting 1321 24th Street

Sioux City Police investigate the scene of a shooting Tuesday morning at 1321 24th St. The owner of the home fatally shot a man after he broke into the residence, police said.

SIOUX CITY -- Police on Wednesday identified the man who was shot and killed, after he broke into a neighbor's northside Sioux City home.

Jose Montanez, 19, died from his wounds after he was shot by Travis Gutierrez, 29, after Montanez broke into Gutierrez's home at 1321 24th St.

Lt. Chris Groves said no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting, and the department will consult with the Woodbury County Attorney's office to determine what charges, if any, will be filed. An autopsy has not been completed.

The shooting occurred minutes after police were called to a disturbance at Montanez's home at 1216 25th St. at about 8:17 a.m. After breaking several items in the home, Montanez jumped out of a second-floor window.

Cut by the broken glass and leaving a blood trail, Montanez ran through alleys, and then broke into Gutierrez's home a few minutes later.

After entering the home, Montanez confronted Gutierrez, who asked him to leave. Montanez refused and started assaulting Gutierrez, who then shot the intruder. At least one shot was fired, police said.

Montanez died from his gunshot wounds at a Sioux City hospital at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.

Groves said police are not releasing what type of gun was used.

Gutierrez suffered non-life-threatening injuries and sought medical treatment on his own.

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