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Police arrest suspect connected to fatal shooting in Pasadena in May 2022

Police on Tuesday announced that they had arrested a person wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in Pasadena back in May of 2022. 

The initial incident took place on May 2, when a man was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the 1700 block of North Fair Oaks Avenue, according to Pasadena Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Authorities have identified the victim as Pasadena-resident Eric Lynn Thomas, 28. 

During the course of their investigation, detectives were able to trace their evidence to "a suspect connected to a local criminal street gang."

On Jan. 19, officers with the United States Marshals Service arrested 34-year-old Covina resident Avery Lavon Bennett outside of his home. 

"At the time of his arrest, Bennett was found to be in possession of two loaded firearms," Pasadena Police Department said in a statement. 

Benett is being held on $3,050,00 bail on one felony count of homicide. 

Anyone with additional information was asked to contact detectives at (626) 744-4241.

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