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Police Identify Man Fatally Shot by Officers After Vehicle Pursuit, Yard-to-Yard Search in Pasadena

Suspect led police on chase, crashed his truck, fled on foot and produced handgun before being shot, police say

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 4:28 am

A San Fernando man wanted for a felony was shot and killed by Pasadena police officers Saturday night after leading them on a vehicle chase that ended with the suspect’s truck crashing into a parked vehicle, according to authorities. 

The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Ricardo Guade Andrade, narrowly missed striking a Pasadena officer with his truck as he sped away from police who were investigating his vehicle as being “suspicious.”.

The incident began at 8:39 p.m. on April 13 when Pasadena Police Department officers contacted Andrade, who was in a white pick-up truck parked the wrong way on Hudson Avenue, a one-way street near Del Mar Boulevard. 

“As officers were conducting their investigation and conversing with the driver, he suddenly sped off,” the police said in a statement. “While doing so, the suspect narrowly missed striking an officer with his truck.”

Wanted for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, Andrade led officers on a short vehicle pursuit that ended when he crashed into the front yard of a home on Arden Road. 

He then fled on foot into the residential neighborhood as officers established a containment perimeter and began searching yards.

During his flight, Andrade “forcibly entered two occupied residences,” according to the police statement. 

With the assistance of a police airship, officers located Andrade in the rear yard of a property in the 700 block of Oak Knoll Circle. A police dog was the first to contact Andrade, but he still refused to surrender.

“As the K9 dog was engaged with the suspect, the suspect produced a handgun,” the police said. “The suspect refused to comply with orders to drop the handgun and an officer-involved shooting occurred.” 

Andrade sustained gunshot wounds and, despite officers and then paramedics performing life-saving measures, was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A handgun was recovered at the scene, according to police.

The shooting is being investigated by detectives from the Pasadena Police Department’s Robbery/Homicide Unit, along with separate inquiries by the department’s internal affairs division and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. 

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477), using the “P3 Tips” mobile app or visiting

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