Parolee Wanted for a Shooting Arrested After Pasadena Police Pursuit Friday

Published : Saturday, December 29, 2018 | 8:23 AM

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Pasadena police gang unit officers arrested a paroled gang member wanted for a shooting after a brief car and foot chase Friday evening.

The Special Enforcement Section officer originally tried to stop the parolee’s car after they saw him commit a traffic violation about 8:57 p.m., Lt. Marcia Taglioretti said.

“The officers activated their forward facing red light. The suspect vehicle ran a stop sign and accelerated away at high speed, leading officers on a pursuit,” Taglioretti said.

Near an apartment complex in the vicinity of North Fair Oaks at Hammond Street, the car came to a stop and two suspects fled, she said.

The officers chased the driver, whom one of the officers had recognized as a gang member, to an apartment where he was located and arrested.

The car’s passenger escaped, she said.

Taglioretti said that Kent Lowery, 23, of Azusa was arrested for felony evading and that he “had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest for a shooting that occurred earlier this year.”

Lowery is being held in the Pasadena City Jail in lieu of a total of $400,000 in bail, according to online booking records.

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