Officer Involved Shooting in South Pasadena

SWAT Team Called to Scene

UPDATE BELOW | On Scene Bill Glazier Editor South Pasadena Review

Just before 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, South Pasadena police officers were called to a duplex residence in the 1300 block of Huntington Drive after reports of a woman screaming.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | Editor in Chief South Pasadena Review

Upon arrival, according to Rod Kusch, a detective division commander with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, officers made entry into the home and encountered a man in the downstairs area of the residence after an officers’ involved shooting occurred.

Kusch said the suspect moved upstairs and officers contained that location “for a period of time,” according to Kusch, “until special enforcement bureau SWAT team members could get to the scene and safely rescue both the family and apprehend the suspect.”

The suspect gave himself up at approximately 6:30 a.m. after suffering a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated.

The Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau has been brought in to investigate the circumstances surrounding the officer involved shooting.

“The call was that someone was screaming, calling for help, they went upstairs, the suspect was downstairs, so we had to rescue the people from the residence,” explained Kusch about the rescue. “They were removed from the house safely.

Several agencies were on scene, including officers from the South Pasadena, Alhambra and San Marino Police Departments, along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

On the scene: Bill Galzier | Editor in Cheif South Pasadena Review

UPDATE 2:30pm Sunday, October 9th 2016

The suspect, described as a 48-year-old male Hispanic, suffered a gunshot wound to his right arm, according to Corporal Craig Philips of the South Pasadena Police Department.

After being treated, he was released from a nearby hospital Sunday afternoon, placed into custody and taken to a jail at the South Pasadena Police Department. Philips said the suspect eventually will be transported to Los Angeles County Jail.

Officials have not released the suspect’s name or city in which he resides.  The information as to which police agency was directly involved in the shooting has not been made available as of yet.

Philips said the investigation would continue throughout the day.

More details as this story unfolds.


  1. Agreed and I think the our news paper is on it too. On scene at 5am on a Sunday morning? The Review must have been the first to report. This story was already up on the website after I saw the Sunday morning news on TV. Thank you South Pasadena Police Department for good work on this one.

  2. A woman was screaming at my apartment complex the other day — it’s a really scary experience as a neighbor (and much scarier as someone under attack, I’m sure). I’m glad they got the guy.

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