Suspect charged in Pasadena deputy-involved shooting; one of three suspects in prior home-invasion also charged

PASADENA — Prosecutors Tuesday charged a two-strike felon with attempted murder of a peace officer and other counts in connection with a gunfight with a deputy last week, authorities said.
A U.S. Marshals task force arrested Michael Garrett, 24, of Pasadena Monday in San Bernardino County, Pasadena police Lt. Tracey Ibarra said. He was charged Tuesday with the attempted murder of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy, assault with a deadly weapon and being a convicted felon in possession of a gun.
The charges stem from a Thursday afternoon gunfight between the deputy and at least one suspect, Pasadena police officials said. No law enforcement officers were injured, though it was unclear if either of the suspects was wounded in the exchange.
The shooting took place as Pasadena police, with the help of sheriff’s deputies, were investigating the home-invasion robbery of an elderly woman which took place two days earlier, Pasadena police Cmdr. John Perez said.
No suspects in the shooting were arrested during the eight-hour manhunt that followed it, however police arrested three men in connection with the home-invasion robbery, officials said.
Two Pasadena men, Paul Darryl Scott, 31, and Marquice Garrett, 19, were found within the police search perimeter following the shooting and arrested on suspicion of home-invasion robbery, Perez said. A SWAT team arrested a third man, 20-year-old Eddie Brodney McFadden, the same evening in his hometown of Arcadia.
Scott and Marquice Garrett were released from custody without charges Tuesday pending further investigation, Ibarra said.
Prosecutors charged McFadden Tuesday with three counts of home-invasion robbery, one count of elder abuse, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of criminal threats and unlawful possession of a gun, the lieutenant said.
Michael and Marquice Garrett are family members, Ibarra said, adding that she believed them to be brothers.
The shooting with which Michael Garrett has been charged took place about 12:20 p.m. Thursday on Orange Grove Boulevard near Mar Vista Avenue, police said.
A deputy was following a car containing Garrett and at least one more suspect in connection with the previous home-invasion robbery, according to Pasadena police.
Another vehicle collided into the deputy’s car and fled, officials said. The deputy continued following the original car until it abruptly pulled into a driveway and at least two suspects got out.
At least one of the suspects began shooting at the deputy, who returned fire, police said.
It was not clear Wednesday if Michael Garrett fired a weapon during the gun battle, Ibarra said.
The home-invasion robbery that preceded the shooting took place about 11 p.m. March 12 in the 1900 block of Arroyo Boulevard, Perez said. Three armed and masked man forced their way into the home of an 89-year-old woman, with two other family members present, and robbed the home of cash and other valuables, investigators said. The crime was not initially reported to police,
Officials learned of the alleged crime the following day when the robbers called the victim and demanded she withdraw more money from her bank, Perez said. A bank employee thought the transaction suspicious and notified police. Upon speaking with the woman, officers were told of the home-invasion robbery.
According to county booking records, both Michael Garrett and McFadden were being held without bail.

Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr Linkedin Email