PASADENA (CBSLA) — Two people are dead after a dispute between two men escalated to a shooting in Pasadena Tuesday afternoon.
“We don’t think it was a burglary, we could always be incorrect on that [but] we don’t think it was a burglary,” said Pasadena Police Chief John Perez. “This was not a gang-related incident that we are aware of.
The incident was first reported at about 2:30 p.m. in the area of Orange Grove Boulevard and Sunnyslope Avenue. When officers arrived they found one victim suffering from several gunshot wounds and later located a suspect who was armed with a gun. According to Pasadena Police Chief John Perez, the suspect, who was in his 20s, shot and killed a 70-year-old man before carjacking one woman. When police arrived the suspect began to flee police on foot before exchanging gunfire with officers. No officers were injured. The suspect was later rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his gunshot wounds and later died. It is unknown if the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound or was struck by one of the officers’ rounds.
There may be as many as three potential crime scenes in connection with the shooting, and several streets have been blocked off for the police investigation.