Altadena Shooting Victim Identified

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuffcenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment 9 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Two views from near the scene of the fatal shooting of an Altadena man on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Images courtesy LASDThe 45-year-old man shot and killed as he drove along an Altadena street on Feb. 16 has been identified, but his killer, as well as the motive behind the shooting, remain unknown, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department told Pasadena Now on Wednesday.The L.A. County Coroner identified the man as Tracy LeBlue of Altadena. The coroner’s report said he died of gunshot wounds to the chest and neck.According to Pasadena Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. William Grisafe, LeBlue was arrested on felony drug charges in 2018 and 2019.LeBlue also was arrested on a pair of misdemeanor driving matters in Pasadena in 2017, Grisafe said.One other connection LeBlue had to Pasadena was of a more routine nature – he received a $1,325 payout from the city in 2019 to cover damage his vehicle suffered when it hit a pothole, the city’s public information officer, Lisa Derderian, said Wednesday.As best as police can piece together for now, LeBlue was driving along Canyada Avenue near Figueroa Drive around 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, when multiple shots were fired at his vehicle.Lt. Alex Canchola of the Sheriff’s Department’s Altadena station told Pasadena Now it was still unknown if the shooter was in another vehicle or on foot. The Sheriff’s Department’s homicide division is still investigating, Canchola said.“They have some leads they’re working on,’’ Canchola said.Last week, Canchola advised the Altadena Town Council that the victim appeared to have been targeted, rather the victim of a random act.Canchola also said his station’s gang unit is not classifying LeBlue’s death as gang-related. The area where the shooting took place is not known for gang activity, Canchola said.“It’s still under investigation – it might be that (gang-related), it might be a love triangle, it could be a business dispute, at this point it’s completely unknown,’’ Canchola said. “There’s no clear motive.”Canchola also said that LeBlue’s age – 45 – would lead him to believe this was not a gang-related matter.As Canchola told the Altadena Council last week, “On (Feb. 16), at approximately 1 o’clock, our station received a call of shots fired and a person down in the 500 block of Figueroa. Upon arrival, we found a single male (meaning, alone) suffering from a gunshot wound. The Fire Department responded, transported him immediately to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.’’According to one report, LeBlue drove about a block and a half before stopping in the 500 block of Figueroa, with a resident attempting to treat him while waiting for first responders.As deputies were investigating the scene in the 500 block of Figueroa, evidence led them to a house a few blocks away, in the 2300 block of Canyada, where the incident may have begun, Canchola said.“While the deputies were containing the area, they discovered that there was some possible evidence from where the origin of this shooting occurred, which was about two blocks south of Figueroa, and that would have been the 2300 block of Canyada,’’ Canchola said.Canchola said that “at least two people were questioned’’ at the possible origin site, but that no arrests were made.“There (was) a great deal of physical evidence in and around the area which is being investigated now, and there’s also other information that we’re following up on, on various leads,’’ Canchola said. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * top box 2 Altadena Shooting Victim Identified Local man had several Pasadena Arrests By KEVIN KENNEY, Senior Reporter Published on Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 1:00 amlast_img read more

Ewen McQueen: Cinderella effect can’t be ignored

first_imgNZ Herald 2 September 2014In the Weekend Herald last Saturday, psychologist Nigel Latta summed up the 10 things he had learned from presenting his television series on social problems in New Zealand.Number five was the statement: “People who should know better seem to ignore the science with hardly a backward glance.” Latta went on to say that our leaders and policymakers “seem to ignore good science when it doesn’t suit”.Latta is right and often in this series his analysis was insightful and brought issues into sharper focus.However, his episode on family violence and child abuse fell short. Indeed on this issue he was himself guilty of ignoring the science.The episode gave the terrible statistics on child abuse and family violence and drew on research showing predictable links with poverty and alcohol misuse.However, Latta avoided what social science shows is the leading risk factor – revolving door families.These are the families where mum’s latest boyfriends come and go, and both mum and her children are at hugely increased risk of violence and abuse – the so-called “Cinderella effect”. read more

Judd Trump knocked out of UK Championship and double blow for Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

first_img World number six Trump looked to be on course for a commanding win at York’s Barbican Centre as breaks of 112 and 75 helped him open up a 3-0 lead, with Liang failing to pot a single ball. The 2011 champion and last year’s runner-up restored his three-frame advantage after his practice partner had pulled one back before Liang pulled off an astonishing comeback, with Trump making a series of uncharacteristic errors to hand the match to his opponent. Trump said on Twitter afterwards: ” Sorry for that performance. Feel like giving up after that!! Embarrassing!” China’s Liang said on “In the last frame my head was gone and if it had gone 5-5 I think I would have lost. To beat Judd gives me a lot of confidence for the next match.” Tom Ford will be Liang’s opponent in the last-16, after the Leicestershire potter’s shock 6-1 win over Shanghai Masters champion Kyren Wilson. Un-Nooh, meanwhile, missed the final black off its spot when set for a maximum 147 in what would have been a huge silver lining after a 6-2 defeat to 2013 champion Neil Robertson. Un-Nooh bowed his head after seeing his final pot of the sixth frame rattle the jaws of the pocket. He lost the final two frames and lamented his missed opportunity. Unaware that a maximum break would have earned him a big cash prize, the 30-year-old said: “I’m so disappointed. It’s a nightmare. There was a lot of pressure on the black because I had never made a 147 in a tournament before.” Robertson sympathised with his opponent, adding: “I’m gutted for him. The money would have meant a lot to him, it would have covered his expenses for the next two years.” The Australian will next play Stephen Maguire, who earlier beat Mark Davis 6-4. There was also a touch of late excitement in the match between Mark Joyce and Thailand’s Dechawat Poomjaeng, who hit back from 5-0 down to triumph 6-5. After winning the first five frames, Joyce then added just 66 points, 46 of them coming in frame 10, as Poomjaeng hit back in style. Tuesday night’s other contest saw Hong Kong’s Marco Fu defeat David Gilbert 6-3 to set up a clash with Shaun Murphy for a place in the quarter-finals. World number four Murphy coasted into the last 16 when he beat Ben Woollaston 6-2. Murphy, champion in 2008, opened up with break of 83 and never relinquished control of the match. The 33-year-old continued an impressive display of long potting as he went on to secure what was a comfortable victory with another impressive 106. “I am very pleased with my performance,” the 33-year-old said on the BBC. “Part of going for your shots is saying, ‘I am prepared to go for my shots, are you?’ “It sends a message out to your opponent. I have always gone for my shots and I always will.” Martin Gould defeated Mark Allen 6-4, which secured his place in the last-16 of the tournament for the first time. Judd Trump bowed out of the UK Championship after losing the final five frames to Liang Wenbo, while Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh missed out on a £44,000 windfall after failing to pot the final black when poised for a 147 break. Press Associationlast_img read more