Grandfather-to-be Dies in Dispute Over Dogs

A Maryland man, soon to be a grandfather, tragically lost his life following an altercation with his neighbors over his dogs that had strayed into their backyard, according to his grieving family. Marvin Guevara’s dogs had found their way out of his Boyd home through a hole in the fence and onto his neighbor’s property on June 14, as reported by the Montgomery County Police Department.

Guevara, aged 40, had gone to his neighbor’s house to retrieve his dogs and apologize for the inconvenience, as recounted by his daughter-in-law, Flor Flores. The family man found himself in a heated exchange with an unidentified woman at the property over his dogs running loose in the neighborhood, which escalated into violence.

The police investigation revealed that the woman struck Guevara in the head during the dispute, necessitating his transportation to a local hospital. A video of the incident, filmed by Flores, shows the woman and an unidentified man arguing with Guevara before the situation turned physical. Flores alleges that the woman had hit her father-in-law in the back of the head before she began recording.

“She slapped him on the side of his face and wanted to hit him again,” Flores recounted. “That’s when I grabbed my phone and started recording. He didn’t deserve that.”

Tragically, on June 30, two weeks after the incident, Guevara was pronounced dead. An autopsy is currently being conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to ascertain the cause of death. The county’s Major Crimes Division is also investigating the incident.

Guevara’s neighbors, who have not been charged with any crime, claimed that Guevara was trespassing on their property but declined to provide further details. The two residences in Boyds are located approximately five miles outside Germantown, Maryland.

As Guevara’s family awaits answers about their loved one’s death, they express their outrage that a situation over dogs escalated to such violence. “This is something that didn’t have to happen over some dogs,” Flores said. “We just want peace from everything. We want things to be done right.”

Guevara, known for his kindness and generosity, was an active member of his church and a beloved figure in his community. His family is devastated, particularly his daughter-in-law, who mourns the fact that Guevara’s first grandchild, due next month, will never meet her grandfather. “He was going to teach her how to ride a horse,” Flores lamented.