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Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ Producer Shot Dead in Pasadena; Suspect Kills Himself

UPDATED: Former “Deadliest Catch” producer Joe McMahon was shot and killed early Friday morning in front of his home in Pasadena, Calif. He was 25 years old.

According to CBS-LA, the suspect in the murder, an unidentified 24-year-old man, was found dead in his car Friday afternoon in West L.A. from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“We are heartsick about this tragedy — our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all that knew and worked with him,” Discovery, the network behind “Deadliest Catch,” said in a statement.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3600 block of Yorkshire Road in the Chapman Woods neighborhood around 2:19 a.m. this morning, after receiving a call about possible shots fired, according to ABC 7 News. When police arrived, they found a 25-year-old man with gunshot wounds on the street. Authorities say the man’s body was found just one driveway from his home.

Family members identified the victim as McMahon, and said that he worked on “Deadliest Catch.” His grandfather is former CBS News reporter Bob Flick.

According to his IMDb page, he worked as an associate producer on the hit series for nine episodes in 2013.

The motive has not been determined, and an investigation is under way. Authorities do not believe drugs were involved, and there is no indication that McMahon had any gang affiliation.

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