PASADENA—Shots were fired at Pasadena Police and L.A. Sheriffs deputies during a joint investigation regarding a March 12th home invasion robbery. While the three suspects involved in the robbery have been arrested, detectives from the LASD Homicide Unit continue to investigate the two suspects who fired on deputies.
Two days prior to the March 14th shooting, three masked, armed, gunmen invaded and robbed a residence located on the 1900 block North Arroyo Boulevard while holding two women captive. The burglary went unreported until bank personnel noticed one of the victims withdrawing money under duress the next morning.
Pasadena Police detectives and LASD plainclothes deputies were investigating the robbery when they encountered two suspects. One of the suspects brandished a gun and shot at an officer leading to an exchange in fire. The suspects escaped on foot before they could be detained, even managing to elude a police perimeter in the area of Mar Vista Avenue Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. While it is unknown whether either of the suspects were shot, none of the police involved sustained injuries.
Despite the officer-involved shooting, police did eventually find their robbery suspects. Twenty year old Marquis Garrett, 31-year-old Paul Scott, both Pasadena residents, and 20-year-old Eddie McFadden Jr. of Arcadia were all arrested and charged with kidnapping for financial gain. They are all being held on $1 million bail.
In a statement, Pasadena Police Department Chief Philip Sanchez praised the hard work put in by local authorities.
“The home invasion robbery and attempted murder of a peace officer are violent crimes that necessitate a swift response. The subsequent arrest of the suspects was the result of a collaborative effort involving [multiple] law enforcement entities…”
Anyone with information regard the home invasion robbery is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. Individuals with information regarding the attempted murder of the LASD Deputy are asked to contact the LASD at (323) 890-5500. You may report anonymously through Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or http://lacrimestoppers.org (insert key word Pasadena).
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