On Monday, May 7, 2012 at approximately 5:48 PM, Pasadena Police Officers were conducting an investigation at the Pasadena Residential Care Center, 1400 block of North Garfield Avenue, when an employee approached and asked for assistance regarding a patient not breathing. Officers responded to a room within the facility and discovered George Shatford, male/White-61, Pasadena resident, unresponsive. The Pasadena Fire Department responded to the scene, but they were unable to revive Mr. Shatford. While the Pasadena Police Department was investigating the cause of death, officers were approached by an individual who admitted to killing Mr. Shatford. This suspect was identified as Paul Lopez, male/White-38, a Pasadena Residential Care resident.
Mr. Lopez was transported and booked for murder at the Pasadena Police Department. Pasadena Homicide/Assault Detectives and the coroner’s office responded to the location. The California Health & Human Services Agency was advised of the incident.
For More Information:
Watch Commander: (626)744-4620
Det. Lt. Tracey Ibarra: (626)744-4517