Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch' Producer Murdered in Cold Blood

Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch' producer, Joe McMahon was shot and killed. The suspect would later commit suicide.

Joe McMahon, a former associate producer on Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch,' was shot and killed outside his home in Pasadena early Friday. He was only 24. According to McMahon's IMDB page, he worked as an associate producer on the Discovery docuseries 'Deadliest Catch' for nine episodes in 2013. 'Deadliest Catch' would later receive several Emmy Award nominations and winning two for Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming and Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming. Discovery said, “We are heartsick about this tragedy — our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all that knew and worked with him.” According to CBS, police responded to a call in the 3600 block of Yorkshire Road near the corner of Rosemead Boulevard at 2:19 a.m. after reports of a possible gunshot victim. Family members told reporters that McMahon heard a noise outside and went to investigate just before he was killed. “We do know that he did leave the house right before the shooting,” Lt. Holly Francisco said. “People heard gunshots and found the victim.” The suspect in the shooting was found dead of a suspected suicide Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Friday. From The Wrap:
The suspect, who appears to be a 24-year-old man, died of “what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” according to police. He was found in his vehicle in the Los Angeles Police Department – West Los Angeles Division area. Authorities are withholding the suspect’s identity pending next of kin notification.

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