A former associate producer of the Discovery Channel’s reality show, Deadliest Catch, was shot and killed in front of his Pasadena, California, home early Friday morning.
Joe McMahon was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 25.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 2:19 a.m. call reporting possible shots fired in the neighborhood of Chapman Woods. Upon arriving, they found McMahon in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Neighbors reportedly heard about seven gunshots and a car speed away, according to local news affiliate CBS2
"We are heartsick about this tragedy," Discovery reps told ET in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all that knew and worked with him."
While the sheriff's department did not release the name Friday, family and friends did confirm McMahon's identity.
Authorities do not believe there were any drug or gang connections, but they have not found a motive at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.
CBS2 reported early Friday evening that the suspect in McMahon's murder, a 24-year-old man, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his vehicle at around 4 p.m. in West L.A. The suspect's identity has not been released, pending notification of the next of kin.
McMahon worked on nine episodes of the Deadliest Catch in 2013 as part of the production team Original Productions, according to IMDB.
that an unrelated deputy-involved shooting occurred on the same suburban street last week. McMahon's home was just two blocks away from both an elementary and middle school.