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Pasadena Christmas Day shooting victim was sheriff's employee

 Map shows location of Wednesday's shooting in purple, as well as 29 other homicides (in red) since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report
A man fatally shot in Pasadena on Christmas morning was an L.A. County Sheriff’s Department employee and director of a youth sports program, authorities said Wednesday.

Victor McClinton, 49, an 18-year law enforcement technician, died after he was shot in the 1900 block of Newport Avenue near Wyoming Street about 11 a.m. Tuesday. Another man was wounded and taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital.

McClinton is survived by his wife, Shelly, and two adult sons, Kristian and Kameron, an official said. He was assigned to court services.

“He was an extraordinary employee,” said Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department. “We lost a member of our family. It’s a tragic loss.”

It’s believed McClinton was struck by stray bullets, Whitmore said, referring requests for additional information to the Pasadena Police Department. No other information about the shooting was available.

McClinton served as director of a Pasadena youth sports program. Brotherhood Community Youth Sports League released a statement Tuesday, asking the public to respect the family’s privacy.

“Victor died tragically earlier today,” organization officials said in a statement. “While there have been many rumors regarding the details of his passing, there is an official investigation being carried out and we ask that with respect to the McClinton family, please refrain from speculation and allow the investigation to proceed.”

McClinton is a graduate of Verbum Dei High School and attended Pasadena City College, majoring in recreation and administration of justice, according to the program's website.


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Map shows location of Tuesday's shooting in purple, as well as 29 other homicides (in red) since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report

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