PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT 207 N. GARFIELD AVE. PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91101
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 12, 2019
JOHN E. PEREZ CHIEF OF POLICE
For more information: Watch Commander (626) 744-4620 Lieutenant Jesse Carrillo (626) 744-4517
VICTIM SUCCUMBS TO SHOOTING INJURY
VICTIM: ANTHONY MICHEAL TAFOYA ORTIZ, MALE, 24 YEARS OLD
LOS ANGELES RESIDENT
Pasadena, CA – On Friday, August 9, 2019, at about 10:49 a.m., Pasadena Police
responded to the 100 block of Painter street regarding a shooting victim. Officers arrived
on scene and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Pasadena Fire
Department paramedics arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital in grave
Despite the life-saving efforts of medical staff, victim Ortiz succumbed to his injury on
Sunday morning at 10:36AM, August 11, 2019.
Detectives responded to the scene on Friday August 9, 2019 and continue to further the
investigation following up on leads.
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation. Preliminary investigation
revealed the shooting was not random in nature. The investigation is on-going and no
further details are being released at this time.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Pasadena Police at (626)-
744-4241 or you may report information anonymously by calling "Crime Stoppers" by
dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use 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