'Deadliest Catch' Producer Shot Dead In Pasadena

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Joe McMahon

Joe McMahon worked on multiple episodes of the Discovery series in 2013.

An early Friday morning shooting in Pasadena claimed the life of an associate producer who worked on the Deadliest Catch series. 

Joe McMahon, 25, was identified as the victim in the shooting in East Pasadena by family members, who spoke with local station KABC

"We are heartsick about this tragedy  our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all that knew and worked with him," said Discovery in a statement. 

Authorities reached the 3600 block of Yorkshire Road at 2:19 a.m. on Friday, where deputies found the male victim with gunshot wounds, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's statement

At 4 p.m. on Friday, the Sheriff's Dept. stated that a suspect in the shooting had been identified as a man, 25, who "was located inside his vehicle, with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound." The suspect's name was not disclosed. 

McMahon had worked on multiple episodes of the Discovery series in 2013. Original Productions, which produced Deadliest Catch, mourned his passing. 

"The entire Original Productions Family is heartbroken with this news. Our thoughts and prayers are for the McMahon Family," read a statement from the company's CEO, Philip D. Segal.

6:00 pm, July 24 Updated with details of a suspect from the Sheriff's department. 

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