Multiple Suspects Arrested in Connection with Fatal Shooting, Robbery on Angeles Crest Highway
The Pasadena Police Department has announced multiple arrests in connection with the death of a Los Angeles man who was allegedly murdered during the commission of a robbery.
According to a department press release, 32-year-old Jesse Munoz of Los Angeles was murdered during a robbery at Mile Marker 36.28 on Angeles Crest Highway in the early morning hours of July 22. Munoz was reportedly inside a vehicle with a female companion at a scenic viewpoint when the homicide occurred.
Following the incident, detectives from the Pasadena Police Department’s Robbery / Homicide Unit immediately launched an investigation. Their efforts led to the identification of multiple suspects and a suspect vehicle involved in the homicide.
On July 25, Robbery / Homicide detectives coordinated a large-scale operation involving multiple specialized law enforcement units. The operation spanned several hours and took place at various locations within the county of Los Angeles.
Around 10:15 PM, law enforcement personnel pinned down the vehicle believed to be connected to the murder on the 7600 block of Woodman Street in Panorama City. Five adult male suspects were taken into custody without incident, and two semi-automatic firearms were recovered from the vehicle, according to police.
A female suspect was also apprehended on the 900 block of West 85th Street in Los Angeles, and additional search warrants were executed at multiple locations.
The suspects have been identified as members of a Los Angeles criminal street gang. Police reportedly believe that the suspects have been involved in other recent crimes around Los Angeles County.
Assisting with the arrest and warrant operation were the U.S. Marshal’s Pacific Southwest Region Fugitive Apprehension Taskforce, the Pasadena Police Department’s Street Crime Unit, members of the Pasadena Police Department’s SWAT and K9 teams, LAPD Robbery / Homicide detectives, and LAPD Air Support Division.
Despite the arrests, the investigation continues. Anyone with information relevant to the case is encouraged to reach out to the Pasadena Police Department at 626-744-4241. Tips can be left anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, or via their website.
Additionally, tips can be left via the “P3 Tips” app, which is available through both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.