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Council Adjourns in the Names of Local Victims of Recent Gun Violence

Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 5:55 am

The City Council on Monday adjourned in the names of three people killed in gun violence incidents and a local woman killed when a car struck her last Friday.

At the end of the meeting, a moment of silence was held for 13-year old Iran Moreno, Gevork Minissian, 70, and Jamal Patterson, 24.

Moreno was shot and killed at his home on North Raymond Avenue on Nov. 27 by a stray bullet. So far police have made no arrests in that case.

On Monday, Councilmember John Kennedy, who represents the neighborhood, renewed his calls for the shooter to surrender to authorities.

“Would you please turn yourself in,” Kennedy said at Monday’s meeting. “That is the right thing to do and I am sure your family would want you to do the right thing. That is not only my request but the request of the community,”

Last Monday, a vigil was held in Moreno’s honor.

The next day, Minissian was shot multiple times and killed in East Pasadena.

Officers were called about 2:35 p.m. to the 600 block of North Sunnyslope Avenue, near Orange Grove Boulevard, after the suspect shot Minissian.

According to Police Chief John Perez, that shooting was not gang related.

According to police, the suspect in the shooting tried to flee by attempting to carjack a woman. When that effort failed, the suspect exchanged gunfire with police before running and attempting to carjack a second woman, but again failed to steal the vehicle and held the woman at gunpoint until he was cornered by police in the area of East Villa Street and North Sunnyslope Avenue. When the suspect shot at officers, police returned fire and killed him.

The city has been experiencing an increase in gun violence.

Patterson was fatally shot in late October on Summit Avenue and died at Huntington hospital after being taken off life-support.

Patterson was wounded along with another 24-year-old man, but few details were available regarding the circumstances of the attack.

Anyone with information on any of these shootings was asked to call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

The meeting was also adjourned in the name of Yangyang Liu, a 33-year-old Pasadena woman hit by a car and killed in the intersection of Allen Avenue and San Pasqual Street Friday morning. Police said excessive speed by the driver likely contributed to the extent of her fatal injuries.

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