Armed man arrested after Pasadena shooting

PASADENA — Police arrested a man with a gun in his pocket who shot at a passing car early Saturday, authorities said.
Anthony Alexander, 27, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following the incident, which began about 2:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of North Marengo Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson said.
Officers responded to the area after receiving reports of gunshots, Clawson said.
Unable to fund the source of the gunfire, officers decided to keep an eye on the neighborhood, the lieutenant said.
Minutes later, a car passed by and a man exited a garage on Tremont Street at Marengo Avenue and opened fire on the passing vehicle, Clawson said. The car fled, and was not believed to have been struck by the gunfire.
Officers approached the garage, where they encountered the suspect — later identified as Alexander – “sitting in his garage with his hand in his pocket,” Clawson said.
Police used a “diversionary tactic” to distract the man and take him into custody, he added. The lieutenant declined to discuss exactly how officers distracted the man.
Officers found a loaded handgun, which was later determined to have been stolen, in Alexander’s pocket.
A motive in the shooting was not clear, Clawson said.
According to county booking records, Alexander was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.

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