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Murder Suicide in Rosemead Baffles LASD

Egan Ton with family. - Courtesy GoFundMe
Egan Ton with family. – Courtesy GoFundMe

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives continue their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man in the 2700 block of Willard Avenue, Rosemead.

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at 10:38 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Willard Avenue, Rosemead, regarding a 9-1-1 call of a gunshot victim.

Upon their arrival, deputies discovered the victim lying in the driveway suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as Egan Ton, husband and father. A GoFundMe has been set up to help his family at https://www.gofundme.com/m54bkw4s.

Witnesses described the suspect as being an Asian male wearing all black clothing and running south on Willard Avenue.

Deputies checked the area and located the suspect, a 32-year-old male, in the 2600 block of Willard Avenue. As deputies attempted to contact him, the suspect shot himself in the head with a handgun. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect’s semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene.

It is unknown at this time why the suspect chose to shoot the victim and then kill himself.

There is no additional information available at this time.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept Temple Station at: 8838 Las Tunas Dr, Temple City, CA 91780

Phone: (626) 285-7171. Information may be confidential.

One Comment

  1. Will Will September 17, 2015

    Egan Ton is my cousin in this tragic incident. He was a great guy that was easy to get along with and has touched many people with his warm generosity. I have setup a gofundme account for donations to help with the funeral expenses. We as a family would appreciate it if you can share our link on your website. http://www.gofundme.com/m54bkw4s all donations will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time on reading this and hope with your help we can spread the gofundme account.

    Thank you,
    William Suen

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