On Saturday evening, officers pulled over a vehicle with no front license plate. After discovering the unidentified driver had a suspended license, they asked both he and the passenger Anthony McClain to get out of the car.
The cops say they were not sure he’d been shot as he continued to run “for a considerable distance.” He made it 50 yards before collapsing and tossing the weapon.
McClain was given immediate medical attention but later died from the gunshot wound at a nearby hospital.
“If you did something wrong, if you have an illegal firearm, let’s deal with that through the court system,” Pastor Kerwin Manning said at the rally. “But our Black men and woman are not even getting an opportunity to make it to court and we’re tired of it.”
As of now, the Pasadena police homicide detectives are conducting a criminal investigation, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the possible criminality of the shooting. The Pasadena Police Department is also investigating whether officers violated any department policies, and the City of Pasadena is supposed to conduct an independent third party review of the incident.