On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at approximately 2:30 pm, the Pasadena Police Department received several calls of shots fired in the area of Orange Grove Blvd. and Sunnyslope Ave.
By News Desk
Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim, who had been struck several times by gunfire. Witnesses immediately advised officers there was a male suspect running from the scene armed with a firearm. In his attempt at escape, the suspect carjacked a vehicle from a female, but ultimately fled on foot when officers arrived. Officers gave chase, made contact with the suspect, and an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) occurred. At one point during the incident, the suspect took a second female hostage at gunpoint. The hostage was ultimately rescued, unharmed.
The initial gunshot victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries; the suspect is deceased within the crime scene. The victim was a male in his 70’s, and his identity is being withheld pending notification of family. The suspect was a male in his 20’s.
Pasadena Police Detectives responded to the scene. The investigation is on-going, and there is no further information available at this time.
11-24-26, 5:20 pm
On Wednesday, November 24, Pasadena Mayor issued the following statement:
I am heartbroken that once again our City has had another incident of gun violence in such a short span of time. Yesterday, November 23rd, in East Pasadena, two people were killed and two other innocent victims were involved but fortunately were uninjured.
It’s important to note that this was not a gang related incident and based upon our preliminary information, Police Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim, who had been struck several times by gunfire. In his attempt at escape, the suspect, armed with a firearm, carjacked a vehicle, but ultimately fled on foot once officers arrived. Officers gave chase, made contact with the suspect, and an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) occurred. At one point during the incident, the suspect took a second female hostage at gunpoint. The hostage was ultimately rescued, unharmed. I commend our officers for their quick response time and swift action in preventing any further loss of life.
While we are in the midst of mourning for 13-year-old Iran who was killed by a bullet shot into his home last Saturday evening, this further incident of gun violence is upsetting and unsettling for our entire community.
As your Mayor, I want you to know that the safety of our City is my top priority. I am working with my City Council colleagues, our City Manager, Police Chief, Fire Chief, City staff and community leaders to address this violence as well as assist with the immediate needs of our community members who are deeply impacted. I ask all of you to keep our victims in your prayers as we work to stop this violence…
…As difficult as these past few days have been for our community, on this Thanksgiving holiday, let us keep the victims of these and all incidents of violence in our hearts, and let us be present in the moment with our family and loved ones.
Pasadena Police is urging anyone with information about this case to call the Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 or report information anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
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