Second Arrest in Bourne Murder

A second man has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of 22-year-old Antone Gutierrez in Bourne.

Amonty Amado, 20, of West Wareham was arrested last night at about 11 PM in New Bedford and arraigned this morning in Falmouth District Court.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe and Bourne Police Chief Dennis Woodside made the announcement of the arrest. O’Keefe said that Amado was arrested by the state police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Team in conjunction with Bourne police and detectives from the district attorney’s office.

Bourne police put out a wanted poster for Amado Wednesday on their Facebook page, stating Amado was wanted in connection with a shooting.

Gutierrez was found shot and stabbed Monday night on Trowbridge Road in Bourne Village after what police say was an alleged drug deal gone bad. He was found Monday at 9:40 PM lying in the street near the Cape Side Convenience Store. He was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center at 12:42 AM early Tuesday morning.

The shooting occurred during an alleged heroin transaction between the victim and others, according to a press release issued on Tuesday by the district attorney’s office.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said investigators are also talking to one other suspect and charges are under review.

The other arrest in the case came Tuesday after Sonny J. Tavares, 25, of Buzzards Bay was found at the Traveler’s Choice Inn on Route 28 in Wareham and taken in for questioning. His arrest took place at the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Bourne following an interview with police, according to O’Keefe.

Tavares was charged with murder, home invasion, aggravated assault and battery, unlawful possession of a firearm, discharging firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, in the shooting death of Antone Gutierrez.

Also present at the Traveler’s Choice Inn when Sonny Tavares was brought in by police were Maia Tavares, 33, of Bourne, who is the sister of Sonny Tavares, and Dillon Amaral, 21, of East Wareham. They were arrested and each charged with possession of herion and knowlingly being present where herion is kept. Maia Tavares and Dillon Amaral were arraigned in Wareham District Court.

Amado was charged with murder and is being held without bail until a probable cause hearing on May 22.

The case remains under investigation by Bourne police and the state police detectives assigned to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office.
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