Police Arrest Murder Suspect

The Pasadena Police Department say on Wednesday, November 20th, a suspect, Rashad McCoy, was arrested for the murder of a local resident. Authorities say that on Wednesday, September 26th, Joseph E. Jones met with friends on the streets of Howard Street and Mentone Avenue when McCoy attempted to rob them.

Jones and his friends tried to detain McCoy, but the PPD say they were not successful in their efforts. Police say as Jones approached McCoy, he was shot once in his upper torso which resulted in his death.

Detectives say McCoy is a know gang member with prior records. They say they had investigated various leads in regards to this arrested.

Anyone with more information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department Detective Section at (626) 744-4511.