On April 30, Luis Gutiérrez, a 26- year-old Woodland resident, was walking home after taking the driving test at the Department of Motor Vehicles, which he passed successfully.
Around 2 p.m. the young man was walking on the bridge on Gum Avenue, near downtown, when suddenly three police officers from the Gang Unit, detained him and questioned him about his possible gang affiliation.
After a few minutes, and without ever knowing what happened, Gutiérrez was dead on the ground with six bullet wounds in the face, neck and back.
According to the police, the man took out a knife and threatened, forcing them to respond.
But the victim's family does not agree with that police version and decided to sue.
Right now the family is looking for a lawyer to represent them and in the meantime they held a vigil to pray for their son and demand justice.
"I urge people to be patient but we'll make justice," said the father of the victim who refused to reveal his name because he is in a legal dispute.
Most of the 500 people who attended the vilgil wore white clothing and carried white candles as a symbol of peace and justice.