PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) — A woman and an 11-year-old boy were killed in a crash with a vehicle being chased by police in Pasadena on Christmas.
The pursuit began around 8 p.m. after officers tried to stop an SUV for running a stop sign at Claremont Street and Marengo Avenue.
The SUV sped off, and police gave chase. The suspect vehicle ran a red light at Marengo and Maple Street, plowing into a minivan carrying five people.
A 26-year-old woman and a boy were killed. Authorities said they may have been cousins. The three other people were taken to the hospital.
Police said four of the five people in the minivan were from San Francisco and were visiting relatives in Southern California for Christmas.
Four people who were in the SUV were treated at the hosptial for moderate injuries.
According to police, they would not say who the driver was, so all four were arrested and booked for murder.
The suspects have been identified as Jayda Mays, 18, Brittany Washington, 21, Darrell Williams, 22, and Demauria Hannah, 22.
Their SUV matched the description of a vehicle related to an earlier fatal shooting in Pasadena, but police were not sure if the two incidents were connected.
That shooting happened around 11 a.m. in the 1900 block of Newport Avenue, near Wyoming Street. It left a red sedan riddle with bullet holes.
The victim, 49-year-old Victor McClinton, was a sheriff’s law enforcement technician who had been with the department for 18 years.
Police do not believe that McClinton was the intended target. Another man in his 20s was wounded and listed in critical condition.