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Police Release Sketch of Murder Suspect

Published on Monday, August 15, 2022 | 6:08 pm
[Image courtesy Pasadena Police Dept.]

Pasadena police on Monday released a forensic composite sketch of the man they believe is responsible for the shooting death of a Pasadena resident on May 2.

Pasadena officers responding to the 1700 block of N. Fair Oaks Ave after receiving 9-1-1 calls and an alert of “Shots  Fired” from the recently activated “ShotSpotter” gunfire detection system found 28-year-old Eric Lynn Thomas in the common area of an apartment complex suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 

Thomas was unresponsive and pronounced deceased at the scene.  

The primary suspect was described to be a Black man with a light complexion, about 5’10” to 6’01”  in height, and weighing between 180-200 lbs. At the time of the murder, the suspect was wearing light-colored sweat pants and a dark-colored hoodie.

Continued investigative progress earlier led to the identification of the suspect(s)’ vehicle as a white 2016-2020 “Hyundai Tucson and to today’s sketch.

The Pasadena Police Department’s Robbery / Homicide Unit is continuing to follow up on investigative leads and encourages anyone with information regarding this murder to contact the  Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241. 

You may report information anonymously by calling “Crime  Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by using your smartphone to download the “P3 Tips”  Mobile APP on Google Play and the Apple App Store or by using the website

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