LOS ANGELES — L.A. Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators are assisting the South Pasadena Police Department in the investigation surrounding the death of a man adult in his 40’s in South Pasadena.
South Pasadena Officers responded to the 500 block Five Oaks Drive, South Pasadena, regarding a domestic violence in progress call Saturday.
Responding officers found the front window of the location shattered and could hear the sound of screaming women inside. The officers made entry through the broken window and found the suspect in his 40’s stabbed and beaten. The South Pasadena Officers administered aid. South Pasadena Fire Department arrived on scene and pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Police say that the man broke into the home and attacked his estranged girlfriend. While the suspect was in the processes of beating and choking the victim, her mother and adult sister came to her aid. During the struggle, the suspect was stabbed and beaten with a golf club.
The original female victim was transported to the local hospital and treated for facial injuries and has been released.
“They were well within their rights to defend her by using deadly force against him,” said Lt. Barry Hall of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, KTLA reported.