Arrests in 2022 Pasadena Homicide


On October 30, 2022, at about 1:27 A.M., officers from the Pasadena Police Department responded to the 100 block of Painter Street regarding a “Person Down” call. Upon arrival, officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The male was unresponsive and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The deceased male was identified as 22-year-old Martrell Eric Robinson; a Rialto resident.

Detectives from the Pasadena Police Department’s Robbery / Homicide Unit began an immediate follow-up investigation into this homicide. Their extensive and diligent investigation led to the identification of multiple suspects connected to a local criminal street gang.

On January 9, 2022, the Pasadena Police Department’s Robbery/ Homicide Unit executed a search warrant in the City of Pomona with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Pacific Southwest Fugitive Apprehension Taskforce.

During the operation, 28-year-old David Lamont Hunt-Cooks and 32-year-old Brittney Chenise Ruth, both residents of Pomona, were arrested in connection to the October 30, 2022, homicide.

On January 11, 2023, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed one felony count of PC 187 (Homicide) on each suspect with bail set at $3,000,000 for Hunt-Cooks and $2,000,000 for Ruth.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Pasadena Police at (626)-744-4241 or report information anonymously by contacting "Crime Stoppers" at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), via your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website

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