On August 15, 2020, 32 year old Anthony McClain was shot twice in the back by Pasadena Police after fleeing a car stop in which he was a mere passenger in. Pasadena PD has says their officers saw a gun, and other witnesses dispute this saying it was the belt buckle (in the photograph below).  Whether Mr. McClain was in possession of a weapon or not, the execution of Anthony McClain  as he fled was unjustified.

According to the Coroner's report he was shot in the left shoulder (a graze wound) and in the lower right side of his back.  The 9mm. bullet to the back travelled through his right lung and exited from the upper right side of his chest (indicating he was leaning forward not turning around). Anthony's right lung filled with fluid and he died from blood loss after being shot.

Our investigations show that for approx. 10 minutes Mr. McClain did not get first aid treatment to the large exit wound to his chest.  Instead, he was handcuffed while he bled out.  This follows the lessons Pasadena PD says they learned and the policies they say they have changed after the killing of unarmed teenager Kendrec McDade and Reginald Thomas.

We encourage police departments to stop handcuffing mortally wounded persons and provide much needed first aid, instead.

The family is of modest means and has set up a Go Fund Me account.  The link is:




Anyone with information about Pasadena PD Officer Edwin R. Dumaguindin is encouraged to call the Law Offices of Caree Harper at: (213) 386-5078.
Anthony McClain “FaceTimed” his children when he could not be with them. He had just Facetimed his daughter minutes before being killed.