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New Details Released in Double-Fatal Shooting at Villa Parke in Pasadena

Published on Monday, April 12, 2021 | 5:13 pm
 
Homicide detectives are seeking the 2010 Nissan Altima with faded paint and paper “Penske” license plates in connection with a double-fatal shooting at Villa Parke in Pasadena on Dec. 1, 2020. (Credit: Pasadena Police Department)

Detectives released a photo of a car, as well as the description of a man, being sought by detectives in connection with a shooting at Villa Parke in Pasadena late last year that left two men dead and another wounded.

Investigators published the new information in hopes of generating tips that may help them solve the shooting, which took place about 3 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the northeast portion of the park, near Parke Street and Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. William Grisafe said.

The shooting claimed the lives of Cristino Medellin Avila, 51, and Aaron Perez Flores, 40, both of Pasadena, according to police and Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials. A third man wounded by the gunfire survived his injuries.

Homicide detectives are seeking a car similar to this newer-model, white Mercedes-Benz with black rims in connection with a double-fatal shooting at Villa Parke in Pasadena on Dec. 1, 2020. (Credit: Pasadena Police Department)

No arrests have been and a motive in the attack was not clear.

Police last week released a photo of a white, newer-model Mercedes-Benz sedan that was similar to one being sought as possibly related to the shooting.

Based on tips generated from that, detectives were able to obtain a photo of a second car being sought in connection with the shooting, as well as a description of a possible suspect, Grisafe said.

The vehicle was described as a blue or black 2010 Nissan Altima with faded paint and paper “Penske” license plates, police said in a written statement.

Additionally, detectives were also looking for a person described as a Black teen or young man, tall and thin, wearing black clothing.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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