Police arrest suspect involved in deadly Pasadena shooting in May 2022


Police announced on Tuesday that they have arrested a person wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Pasadena in May 2022.

The first incident occurred May 2, when a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the 1700 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue, according to the Pasadena Police Department. He was pronounced dead on the spot.

Authorities have identified the victim as 28-year-old Pasadena resident Eric Lynn Thomas.

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During their investigation, detectives were able to trace their evidence to “a suspect associated with a local criminal street gang”.

On January 19, United States Marshals Service agents arrested 34-year-old Covina resident Avery Lavon Bennett outside his home.

“At the time of his arrest, Bennett was found to be in possession of two loaded firearms,” ​​Pasadena police said in a statement.

Benett is being held on $3,050.00 bail for one misdemeanor charge of murder.

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Anyone with additional information was asked to contact detectives at (626) 744-4241.


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