On August 8, 2023, at 1:11 am, Tynisha Houston was shot at an apartment complex located in the 2000 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue. She was transported to a local hospital by paramedics where she succumbed to her injuries.
By News Desk
The suspect was located by patrol officers within the same apartment complex a short time after the shooting and was detained without incident.
Detectives from the Pasadena Police Department’s Robbery / Homicide Unit (RHU) responded to the homicide scene to commence immediate follow-up investigation. During their investigation, RHU detectives executed a search warrant, recovered a firearm, and conducted interviews.
The investigation revealed that the suspect and victim were tenants in the same apartment complex. Just prior to the shooting, there was a verbal argument in a common area of the complex, related to a tenant dispute. The argument, which involved residents from two different apartment units, escalated into a physical altercation and then the shooting.
The suspect was identified as 54-year-old Mark Anthony Levels, a Pasadena resident. Levels sustained injuries from the physical altercation that preceded the shooting and was transported to a local hospital following his arrest.
On August 10, 2023, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed a felony complaint on Mark Anthony Levels for PC 187(a) (Murder) under court case #GA115036. Bail was set at $3,100,000.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or report information anonymously by contacting “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222- TIPS (8477), or by using the website lacrimestoppers.org.
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