[UPDATED Friday, sept. 23, 2011 | 1:53 p.m.] Pasadena police this morning said that murder charges with special circumstances of robbery have been filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office against two suspects arrested early Wednesday in connection with the murder of barber shop owner King E. King, 43, of Pasadena.
Lt. PhluntÃ© Riddle said the two are Devon Wesley Moore, 22, of Los Angeles, and Sabrina King (not related to the deceased), 18, of Compton. Both are being held without bail.
The pair were arrested and detained by the police along with two other persons of interest just hours after the lifeless body of the 43-year-old King was found lying in a pool of blood early morning on Wednesday in the 900 block of E. Washington Blvd., after receiving a call from concerned resident.
The District Attorneyâ€™s Office rejected the charges against the other individuals and they have been released.
All the suspects were apprehended in the 1000 block of E. Washington Blvd., and were detained by the police pending investigation.
Pasadena Police Chief Sanchez commended the quick resolution of the case.
He said in a statement, â€œThis case was well supervised and underscores the dedication and professionalism of investigating detectives, officers and civilian personnel who are responsible for maintaining public safety. As with other critical investigations the Pasadena Police Department is committed to the relentless pursuit of criminals.”
The Los Angeles Coronerâ€™s Office will conduct an autopsy on King’s body to determine the exact cause of death, although news reports suggest that King was stabbed to death.
The investigation is still on-going and the public is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department if they have any information regarding this case.
The public may also report information on Crime Stoppers tip line at (800) 222-8477 or http://lacrimestoppers.org , Remember to say or insert â€œPasadenaâ€.