Suspect is Chino Resident and Gang Member
On January 2, 2013, the Pasadena Police Department obtained a criminal filing of murder against Larry Bishop (Black male-20, Chino resident and identified gang member) for the senseless murder of Victor J. McClinton (Black male-49, Pasadena resident). Victim McClinton was an innocent bystander struck by a bullet fired in a series of rounds toward Damion Taylor (Black male-24, Pasadena resident). Mr. Taylor was also struck by gunfire as he drove a vehicle in the area of Newport Avenue and Wyoming Street.
Pasadena Police Detectives responded to the scene and over the last two weeks have gathered evidence, proving a second suspect was involved in the homicide. On January 5, 2013, Pasadena Police Detectives, U.S. Marshalls from the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Taskforce and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies, arrested the second suspect Jerron D. Harris (Black male-25, Pasadena resident, identified gang member) at a motel in Gardena, CA. Harris was taken into custody without incident.
Lead Detective Keith Gomez and the Pasadena Homicide/Assault Unit also determined there were two additional occupants in Mr. Taylor’s vehicle during the December 25, 2012 shooting. These two passengers were not at the scene when officers arrived.
On January 8, 2013, the joint efforts of Pasadena Police Detectives, U.S. Marshalls Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Taskforce, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies located one of the occupants. Upon contact, officers discovered the subject was carrying a loaded firearm. The subject (Black male-16, and Altadena resident) was
arrested for Minor in Possession of a Handgun. He is also on probation and an identified gang member. He remains in custody at Eastlake Juvenile Facility.
Police Chief Phillip Sanchez stated, “The Pasadena Police Department’s Homicide/Assault Unit and our law enforcement partners have been committed to solving this crime and proactively reducing the impact of gangs on our community. Their collaborative efforts have taken violent criminals off the streets.”
On January 8, 2013, Detective Keith Gomez presented the follow-up information to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office that filed the following charges:
Jerron D. Harris PC 187(a), Murder
PC 664-187 Attempt Murder
PC 246 (2 counts) Shooting at Inhabited Dwelling
PC 29800(a)(1) Felon in possession of firearm
PC 186.22(b)(1)(A) Gang enhancement
Jerron Harris is scheduled for arraignment this afternoon in Pasadena.
The investigation remains on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241, Detective Keith Gomez at (626) 744-4511.
You may report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or http://lacrimestoppers.org (insert key word Pasadena)