Pasadena police detectives have arrested three suspects in a case which started with a home invasion robbery last Tuesday and led to a Thursday gunfight with Sheriff’s deputies and a subsequent manhuntÂ 9-hour shutdown of a large swath of residential neighborhoods.
The story began on Tuesday, March 12, with a home invasion robbery occurring in the 1900 block of N. Arroyo Blvd. Three armed, masked gunmen entered the residence at about 11:00 p.m. and held two women captive.
Police only became aware of the crime the following morning when bank personnel phoned the police department to report a woman was withdrawing money and seemed to be under duress. Pasadena officers responded and began their investigation.
The robbery victims were not injured.
Pasadena detectives and Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department plainclothes deputies were jointly investigating the robbery when deputies encountered two suspects on Thursday at about 12:20 p.m.
One of two suspects opened fire at the deputies and one of the deputies returned fire.
The two suspects fled on foot and a containment was established in the area of Mar Vista Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. It is unknown if either suspect was wounded. No law enforcement personnel were injured.
Police say detectives subsequently arrested Marquis Garrett, age 20, a Pasadena resident; Paul Scott, age 31, Pasadena resident; and Eddie McFadden, Jr., age 20, an Arcadia resident, Â for kidnapping for financial gain. Each suspect is being held on $1 million dollars bail.
The Pasadena Police Department continue to investigate the home invasion robbery.
The attempted murder of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Deputy, and the subsequent deputy involved shooting, are being investigated by the LASD, Homicide Unit.
â€œThe home invasion robbery and attempted murder of a peace officer are violent crimes that necessitate a swift response. The subsequent arrest of the suspects was the resulted of a collaborative effort involving law enforcement entities; including the Pasadena Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriffâ€™s Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the California Highway Patrol, and K-9 search teams from South Pasadena PD, Alhambra PD, and El Monte Police Department,â€ Pasadena Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez said in a statement.
Anyone with information regard the home invasion robbery is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. Individuals with information regarding the attempted murder of the LASD Deputy are asked to contact the LASD at (323) 890-5500.
You may report anonymously through Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or http://lacrimestoppers.org (insert key word Pasadena).