Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives responded to the 900 block of North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, to assist Pasadena Police Department personnel investigate an officer involved shooting.
Detectives learned, at approximately 9:00 A.M., Pasadena Police Department officers saw a suspicious vehicle, with several occupants, near the area of Marengo Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena. The officers followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Los Robles Avenue and Adena Street, Pasadena. One of the occupants of the suspect’s vehicle, exited the car and ran. One of the Pasadena Police Officers chased the suspect on foot northbound on Los Robles Avenue. During the chase, the suspect produced a firearm and opened fire on the officer. The officer returned fire, striking the suspect in the upper torso.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
The officer was uninjured.
The suspect’s firearm was recovered at the scene.
The two other occupants fled the scene in the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was later found abandoned a few blocks away. The two suspects remain at large.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.