On December 25th, the Pasadena Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations were conducting joint gang enforcement in the city, following a homicide that occurred earlier in the day.
At approximately 8:00 p.m., a Pasadena Police gang investigator and an FBI agent were partnered and observed a silver Dodge Durango commit a traffic violation in the area of Claremont Street and Marengo Avenue. The officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however, the driver, identified as Darryl Williams, Black male 22, Pasadena resident, failed to yield. The officers initiated a vehicle pursuit, as Williams continued to evade. As suspect Williams approached the intersection of Marengo Avenue and Maple Street, he failed to stop for a red light. As Williams drove into the intersection, his vehicle collided with a minivan turning onto Maple Street.
As a result of the collision, Tracey Ong Tan, 26 years, Glendale resident, and an 11 year old child, Daly City resident, died at the scene. Three other occupants from the minivan were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries and identified as Kenric Ng, 49 years, Irene Ng, 52 years, and a 16 year old female, all residing in Daly City, Ca.
The four suspects were arrested for murder and are identified as Darryl Williams, Black male-22, Pasadena resident, Brittany Washington, Black female-21, Los Angeles resident, Demauria Hannah, Black male-22, Pasadena resident, and Jada Mays, Black female-18, Pasadena resident. All suspects sustained moderate injuries from the collision and currently remain in police custody.
During the pursuit, one of the occupants discarded a loaded handgun that was later recovered by Pasadena Police officers.
At this time, the Pasadena Police Department’s traffic fatality investigators and homicide detectives are continuing their investigation.
For More Information:
Deputy Chief Darryl Qualls: (626)744-4533
Watch Commander: (626)744-4620