A parolee out on bail for possessing a gun while a felon was arrested Monday for fatally shooting a woman at her Pasadena apartment complex after a standoff with SWAT officers. Police say the shooting appears to be related to domestic violence but have not revealed the relationship between the suspect and the victim.
Guary Lonnie Shuford III, 32, of Los Angeles barricaded himself in the victim’s apartment in the 200 block of South Raymond Avenue then surrendered to SWAT officers after several hours. He was arrested without incident, said Lt. Monica Cuellar, spokeswoman for the Pasadena Police Department.
She identified the victim as Jamila Elysse Moss, 34, of Pasadena.
Police headed to the 200 block of South Raymond Avenue after getting calls of gunshots in the area shortly after 10 a.m. Officers found Moss lying outside the apartment complex and facing the nearby train tracks, Cuellar said, adding the victim wasn’t on the railroad tracks. She was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police closed off several streets. They determined the suspect was inside the victim’s apartment, Cuellar said. Pasadena and Glendale SWAT teams and crisis negotiators also responded.
Metro A Line train and bus services were also affected for several hours
Shuford is on parole for robbery, police said.
Los Angeles County Superior Court records show he was convicted for a 2010 robbery and sentenced on Feb. 23, 2011 to 13 years in prison.
It wasn’t clear how much of his sentence he served and when he was released.
Shuford was charged on July 25 for possession of a firearm by a felon which occurred on May 25, according to court records. He pleaded not guilty on Aug. 8 and was out bail on that case.
He is currently being held at the Inmate Reception Center in Los Angeles in lieu of $2 million bail.
Pasadena police asked that anyone with information about call them at 626-744-4241. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers 800-222-8477 or go to lacrimestoppers.org
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