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Pasadena Police Involved Shooting Kills One

March 22nd, 2009 by Temple City Tribune

The victim was described as a male black in his late 20s to early 30s. The mother of the victim was seen at the scene screaming in the middle of the street and said “they killed my baby”…she was identified as the victims mother by a neighbor who prefered not to give her name.

photos by Terry Miller

photos by Terry Miller

Police had blocked off several streets in the area, and police may have been looking for others who were riding in the car, Pope Givens said.

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Photographs by Terry Miller
At about 6:30 p.m., however, police said they taken into custody a woman riding in the car but were not looking for any other suspects.
Witness Brandon Gardner, 24, said he was sitting in front of his house on Mentone when the shooting took place.

He said he police shot first, and he said officers gave no warning before shooting. He also alleges that the victim did not shoot but the police say they recovered a firearm from the deceased.

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