We were asleep at the wheel and missed getting the news story about the shooting at Colorado and Fair Oaks in today’s paper.
The Times got the news in their B-Section with quotes from Lt. Randall Taylor and Chief Barney Melekian.
Reporter Caroline An was at the scene moments after the shooting occurred and was able to get some color. She is working on a story.
11:42 A.M. UPDATE ADDED HERE…. I just read our initial story on the shooting and what strikes me is how Lt. Taylor apparently inplied that Pasadena officers chased down the shooting suspect and captured him moments after the incident.
In fact, cops were nowhere around when it went down and the shooter was chased down and captured by volunteers in Old Town there to guide tourists around.
UPDATE ENDS HERE
In my opinion, here’s some of what we need to find out:
- How will this incident affect security in the lead up to the Rose Parade? Wasn’t it just last week that Melekian said security was so tight that he wouldn’t allow the Falun Gong chapter to have their own pre-parade event?
- How will it affect shopping? There are plenty of tourists in town for the Rose Bowl game. Are they now going to travel to safer shopping destinations?
- Is this a spill over from the increased violence plaguing Northwest Pasadena throughout the year?
- The police department said it has no plans for beefed up security in Old Town. Why not?