S05E10-Detective Guzman head shot

Detective Guzman Elementary intertitle Investigator

Character Information
Status: Alive
Actor: Chris McKinney
First Appearance: "Pick Your Poison"
Last Appearance: "Scrambled"
Episode Count: 4
— Guzman, "Scrambled".

Detective Guzman is a police investigator for the Bronx Gang Squad. At Joan Watson's request, he agrees to make Shinwell Johnson a confidential informant (CI) to bring down his former gang, SBK.


Season Five

Sherlock Holmes prevents Shinwell from going to jail when Shinwell is framed for a crime by Agent Calvin Whitlock. Whitlock was a corrupt detective who told Shinwell he was a CI but, Whitlock hadn't registered him as such. Watson asks Guzman to make Shinwell a CI but Holmes doesn't believe Shinwell has the skills to be one. Holmes asks Guzman to not make Shinwell a CI but, Watson is able to convince Guzman. ("Pick Your Poison") Guzman informs Holmes that someone tried to kill Shinwell during a drive-by shooting but his CI cover wasn't blown. Later, he tells Holmes that bullets recovered from the shooting match those from a 12 year old unsolved murder of an SBK lieutenant Shinwell knew named Jameel Clark. Guzman indicates he hasn't told Shinwell as he doesn't want him to take matters into his own hands. ("The Ballad of Lady Frances")

S05E17-Guzman Holmes
That sounds personal.
After Holmes questions Denton Clark, the brother of the SBK lieutenant killed 12 years previous, Guzman and Watson question him. His account points to Shinwell as the likely killer and Denton admits that he was behind the drive-by shooting. ("Dead Man's Tale") After Shinwell is killed, Guzman brings Holmes, Watson and Bell up to speed on SBK's hierarchy and identifies Bonzi Folsom as the leader for the last 13 years. He indicates it's a mystery how the gang communicates and that Bonzi receives no visitors. He also relates that Bonzi has a half-brother, Tyus Wilcox, who isn't part of the gang but hasn't been able to help the police. With Agent Burke's help, Holmes finds out that Bonzi and Wilcox's mother owes back taxes and could be used as leverage to gain Wilcox's co-operation. ("Scrambled")

S05E18-Guzman Watson question
I guess I'm no killer. But Shinwell is.

S05E23-With Guzman
He's downright paranoid.

Elementary intertitle Elementary Characters
Main Characters
Sherlock HolmesJoan WatsonCaptain Thomas GregsonDetective Marcus Bell
Recurring Characters
AlistairAthena and MinervaGeneral AlveroHenry BaskervilleJonathan BloomRoy BookerAgent BurkeDamon ClarkClydeGina CortesFrank Da SilvaDuaneEveryoneAgent GephardtDr. GrannisChristopher GrayDel GrunerDetective GuzmanHalconEmily HankinsDr. Eugene HawesFiona HelbronWilliam HullShinwell JohnsonEmil KurtzGareth LestradeADA Nelson LewisAlfredo LlamosaAgent MallickMarchefElana MarchMargaretAgent McNallyMidnight RangerChantal MilnerAndrew MittalSanthosh MittalSebastian MoranJamie MoriartyAgent MullerDetective NashIsaac ProctorRandyOscar RankinCandace ReedRomulusMichael RowanTim SherringtonTall BoyJoshua ViknerSir James WalterAgent WhitlockTyus WilcoxKitty Winter
The Irregulars
Mr. BriggsC.Harland EmplePetros FrankenGayMs. HudsonJulius KentLucMasonThe NosePhil SimmsAgatha SpurrellTeddy
ArchieAndre BellChivonnePaige CowanKayden FullerCheryl GregsonHannah GregsonMay HolmesMorland HolmesMycroft HolmesEstella LlamosaHenry WatsonMary WatsonOren WatsonLin Wen
Minor Characters
The ActuaryEdwin BorsteinJack BrunelleLucas BundschCassieWade CrewesRyan DeckerViolet de MervilleThe DetectivesKathryn DrummondHoward EnnisMistress FeliciaTrent GarbyZoya HashemiRhys KinlanRuslan KrasnovIris LanzerGwen and Olivia LynchNigella MasonDorian MollTy MorstanPamDana PowellRemusPaula ReyesJennifer SaylesShauna ScottSkylerWilson TragerHeather VanowenCassandra Walker