2013 Murder of Tyrone English Linked to 2015 Murder of Monte Russell

PASADENA, Calif.—Since the most recent request for assistance, the public and sources close to the Pasadena Denver Lane Bloods criminal street gang have provided information to Pasadena Police Department to further the murder investigations of Tyrone English and Monte Russell in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

On Feb. 28., 2013, at approximately 8:42 p.m., Pasadena police officers responded to a call in the 600 block of North Mar Vista Avenue regarding a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located the unresponsive victim who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, Tyrone English, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigative leads continue to suggest that English’s murder was a result of an internal feud within the Pasadena Denver Lane Bloods criminal street gang. The feud included, but was not limited to, a 2012 carjacking incident at a local park that led to a subsequent physical confrontation between English and fellow gang members a week prior to his death.

Furthermore, on Aug. 21, 2015, at approximately 5:18 p.m., Monte Russell was shot multiple times in the rear parking lot of a barbershop located in the 1700 block of East Washington Boulevard. After the shooting, the suspects fled the scene in a grey four door 2015 Dodge Charger. Russell was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives working the two cases have discovered additional information that indicates both homicides are related. Investigative leads suggest that Russell’s murder was also linked to an internal feud within the Pasadena Denver Lane Bloods criminal street gang. Homicide investigators continue to seek additional information and witnesses who may have information regarding this 2015 homicide and confirm the identity of those responsible for Russell’s murder.

Investigators continue to make progress in these investigations and encourage anyone with information pertaining to these murders to call Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477); download the P3 Tips mobile app on Google Play or the App Store; or submit tips on their website, lacrimestoppers.org.

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