Pasadena police make arrest in September murder

Pasadena police arrested a 23-year-old Palmdale man Tuesday night for allegedly shooting and killing a Pasadena man after a botched robbery.

Rashad McCoy tried to rob Joseph E. Jones, 23, and friends on Sept. 26 near Howard Street and Mentone Avenue, according to police.

After a failed attempt, McCoy hid in a nearby yard and waited for Jones and his friends to walk by. As Jones passed, McCoy allegedly shot him in the upper torso, killing him.

McCoy also tried to shoot at the others before fleeing in a car, police reported.

McCoy is a gang member with a record of felony arrests, according to Pasadena police.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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