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Home invasion leaves victims injured; attackers arrested

Mug shot of Ivan Gutierrez. Gutierrez was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary of habitation and two counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. He was issued a $550,000 bond.

Suspects in a violent home invasion have been arrested, said El Paso police.

A home along the 5300 block of Sanders, near Irvin High School in northeast El Paso, was targeted by three men on Sunday, said police.

Ivan Gutierrez, 21; Ace Isaac De Santiago, 19; and Jose Aaron Portillo, 20, are accused of barging into the home around 2 a.m., said police.

Inside were seven occupants. Police said the occupants were punched, kicked, threatened and struck with a handgun.

Investigators with the police department’s gang unit took over the investigation and charged

Gutierrez, of Chaparral, with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary of habitation and two counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. He was issued a $550,000 bond.

De Santiago, of El Paso, is facing two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and burglary of habitation. He was issued a $450,000 bond.

Portillo, of Chaparral, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary of habitation. He was issued a $350,000 bond.

Ramon Lerma Jr., 17, was arrested after police say there were led to another home during the investigation. He is not facing charges like the other three but is facing drug possession charges.

Investigators found him in a home in the 9900 block of Ballistic, about a mile away from where the home invasion occurred.

Police said Lerma was in possession of 54 grams of marijuana and 3 grams of alprazolam, a generic drug of Xanax which is used to treat anxiety and panic disorder. His bond was set at $2,300.

All four were booked into the El Paso County jail.

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