Accident – Death – Obituary News : Arrest Made in Pasadena Homicide Case: Rare Act of Violence Rocks Southern California City
Police have announced the arrest of a suspect in connection with a shocking killing that has sent shockwaves through the typically peaceful city of Pasadena, Southern California. The incident unfolded on November 18, 2023, when the Pasadena Police Department responded to a gunshot detection alert from ShotSpotter at Washington Park, situated in the 700 block of East Washington Blvd. The discovery of a homicide at the scene left the community devastated.
The victim has been identified as 64-year-old Mickey Cooper, a respected resident of Pasadena. Authorities found Cooper unresponsive, with multiple gunshot wounds, and sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The tragic incident prompted the Pasadena Police Department’s Robbery/Homicide Unit to launch an extensive investigation into the shooting.
Within a matter of hours, detectives from the unit identified a person of interest who was deemed an immediate threat to public safety. To ensure a swift resolution, the Pasadena Police Department coordinated efforts with the US Marshal’s Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Taskforce, PPD SWAT, and the PPD K-9 Unit. These collaborative efforts resulted in the arrest of 24-year-old Aaron Miguel Conell, another resident of Pasadena. The arrest was carried out without incident, demonstrating the effectiveness of the coordinated response.
Initially, Conell was booked for Assault with a Firearm in an unrelated crime. However, following a weekend of continued investigation and the acquisition of additional evidence related to the death of Mickey Cooper, the charges against Conell were amended to include Murder, according to police officials.
Throughout the investigation, the Pasadena Police Department has placed a high priority on community safety. As part of their efforts, they have increased their presence in Washington Park, providing additional services and security to reassure residents. The department has made it clear that they will maintain an ongoing presence in the community to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents.
Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding this case to come forward and contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. Alternatively, individuals can provide anonymous tips through “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or via the “P3 Tips” Mobile App, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. Information can also be reported anonymously through the website http://lacrimestoppers.org/.
The shocking incident has left the Pasadena community in mourning, as they struggle to come to terms with the rare act of violence that has disrupted their peaceful city. The arrest of the suspect brings some solace to the grieving community, as they hope for justice to be served for the tragic loss of Mickey Cooper..