One suspect released, another arrested in fatal Pasadena shooting

PASADENA — One of two suspects jailed in connection with the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Pasadena man earlier this week has been released, while a third suspect has been arrested for acting as an accessory after the fact, police said Friday.
Investigators arrested a 17-year-old Pasadena boy and 23-year-old Raymond Ramirez of Pasadena Wednesday on suspicion of shooting Zane Goldstein in the head as he was riding in a car with his 24-year-old brother Tuesday afternoon at Chester Avenue and Maple Street, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement.
But Ramirez was released from custody Friday, “pending further investigation,” according to the police statement.
Detectives Thursday arrested a third suspect, 20-year-old Ruby Yvette Conchas of Pasadena, on suspicion of acting as an accessory after the fact, according to police and county booking records.
She and the teenage suspect, who was not identified due to his age, remained in custody Saturday, officials said.
“Violent crimes, like this senseless shooting, will not be tolerated,” Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez said. “The Pasadena Police Department is committed to pursuing predators who act in such reckless disregard for others. I am hopeful the arrest of suspects will bring some level of satisfaction to the victim’s family.”
The teen was being held at a juvenile facility, while Conchas was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail at the Pasadena Police Department’s jail pending her initial court appearance.
The shooting took place shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday after the Goldstein brothers drove away from an apartment complex on Holliston Avenue, police said. They were followed by a tan vehicle.
Minutes later, Zane Goldstein’s brother called police to report his brother had been shot, investigators said.
A motive in the shooting has not been released, however it was not believed to be gang-related, Lt. Tracey Ibarra said.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Pasadena Police Department at 626-744-4241. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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