Police Arrest Suspect in Monday Murder

Published : Friday, August 11, 2017 | 1:20 PM

Police announced Friday that they had arrested a suspect in a murder within hours of the victim’s death on Monday.

Pasadena police detectives said they arrested Deleon Jackson, a 22-year-old Pasadena man, at about 8:58 p.m. Monday in connection with the shooting death of a man earlier in that day in the 1000 block of East Maple Street.

The victim was identified as Eric Lamar Holloway, 27, of Pasadena.

Jackson pleaded not guilty to the murder charge and to allegations that he fired a handgun which caused great bodily injury and death to Holloway, and that he personally and intentionally discharged a firearm, during his arraignment Friday at Pasadena Superior Court, according to a report in the Pasadena Star-News.

Jackson is currently being held on $3 million bail by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Early Monday morning, officers responded to the 1000 block of East Maple Street after receiving several 9-1-1 calls from citizens who reporting hearing a gunshot and seeing a male lying in the street bleeding.

Officers arrived on scene and located the male adult victim suffering from a single gunshot wound. Paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in grave condition. The victim later succumbed to his injury at the hospital.

During the next 17 hours, Pasadena detectives conducted a non-stop, exhaustive investigative in pursuit of the identity and arrest of homicide suspect Jackson.

The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office on August 10, 2017. Prosecutors have formally charged Jackson on one count of murder in the second degree.

The investigation revealed both victim and suspect were acquaintances in good standing with one another. The motive remains undetermined and still under investigation.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Pasadena Police Detective Anthony Russo at (626) 744-6412 (weekdays) or the Pasadena Police Dispatch line 24/7 at (626) 744-4241. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.




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