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Man dies after shooting, hostage-taking with Pasadena police


A man was shot dead on Tuesday after authorities said he committed a series of crimes that culminated in a hostage-taking with Pasadena Police.

The incident began around 2:30 p.m. when the Pasadena Police Department received several calls of shots fired near Orange Grove Boulevard and Sunnyslope Avenue, police said.

Police arrived and found a man with several gunshot wounds, police said. Witnesses told police the suspect was fleeing the scene and was armed with a gun.

“In his attempt to escape, the suspect hijacked a woman’s vehicle, but eventually fled on foot after police arrived,” police said.

Officers eventually caught up with the suspect, identified only as a man in his twenties, and opened fire, police said.

At one point, the suspect took a second woman hostage at gunpoint, police said. She was rescued and was not injured.

The first gunshot victim, a man in his 60s, was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Lt. Bill Grisafe, a spokesperson for the department, said he could confirm that the suspect had been hit by gunfire and that it was too early in the investigation to determine whether the suspect had fired a shot. ball.

Further information was not available on Tuesday evening.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.

Those wishing to make anonymous reports can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use their smartphone to download the “P3 Tips” mobile app from Google Play or the Apple App Store, or use the website http: / /lacrimestoppers.org.

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