Written by AARON CASTREJON
PASADENA - Violence continues to plague Pasadena after a shootout occurred with a suspect accused of gunning down a man and attempting to carjack a woman, all before briefly taking a hostage Tuesday, police said.
The suspect, described as a man in his 20s, died in a shoot out with Pasadena officers as he attempted to flee. The man in his 70s that was shot by the suspect died after being hospitalized. The unbelievable scene began to unfold around 2:30 p.m. November 23.
Police responded to the area of Orange Grove Boulevard and Sunnyslope Avenue to a report of gunfire and found the man in his 70s. He had been struck several times by gunfire, according to the Pasadena Police Department.
Witnesses told officers that an armed suspect fled from the scene.
In his attempt to escape, the suspect carjacked a female driver, but continued to run as officers arrived, according to the Pasadena Police Department.
“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,” According to the Pasadena Police Department in a written statement.
Anyone with information that can aid this investigation is urged to call the Pasadena Police Department at 626-744-4241. Information can be provided anonymously by calling LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through the P3Tips mobile app, or lacrimetoppers.org.