PASADENA, Calif.—On Friday, January 11, at approximately 4:36 p.m., in the 1800 block of North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena Police officers attempted to contact Brandon Green on an outstanding drug warrant.
As officers approached on foot, Green took off running with officers in pursuit. During the foot chase, the suspect produced a handgun which led a Pasadena Police Department (PPD) officer to fire shots. Though uninjured, the suspect fell to the ground and was taken into custody without further incident. A firearm was recovered at the scene. Neither the involved officer, the suspect, nor any member of the community was injured during the incident.
As per PPD protocol, a review of the officer-involved shooting has commenced.
“This incident clearly shows the ongoing dangers of policing and the extraordinary efforts of our officers to keep our community safe,” said Chief of Police John E. Perez. “We should continue to support our officers as we conduct our investigation and the difficult work ahead. The officers faced tremendous danger, and their courageous actions should be commended.”
The suspect, Brandon Green, a 29-year-old African-American and Pasadena resident, was booked at the Pasadena jail for PC 245(d)(1)—assault on a peace officer—and the outstanding warrant, with bail set at $126,000.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 or Detective Brian Bulaon at (626) 744-7052. To provide information anonymously, call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477); or report via your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.