Los Angeles Times
Ex-TV producer is shot to death
Joseph McMahon, a former producer on the Discovery Channel reality program “Deadliest Catch,” was found fatally shot early Friday in the 3600 block of Yorkshire Road in Pasadena, and later Friday, the man suspected of killing him was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
The suspect, whose identity hasn’t been released, was found dead inside his vehicle about 4 p.m. in the 300 block of North Kenter Avenue in Brentwood, Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives said.
Sheriff’s officials did not say how the men knew each other.
Deputies responded to a report of a possible gunshot victim about 2:19 a.m. in Pasadena, according to Lt. Holly Francisco of the Sheriff ’s Department.
When deputies arrived, they found McMahon, 24, with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, lying on the street not far from his parents’ home, where he lived, she said. He died at the scene.
McMahon’s family could not immediately be reached for comment.
Detectives say they don’t know why McMahon was gunned down. He had no history of drug use and wasn’t involved in gangs, Francisco said.
Detectives were looking for surveillance video footage in the area, Francisco said. They want to interview friends, family, former coworkers or anyone who knew McMahon.