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‘Deadliest Catch’ Producer Shooting Suspect Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

Cause of death ”appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,“ sheriff’s department says

The suspect in the shooting death of former “Deadliest Catch” producer Joseph McMahon was found dead of a suspected suicide Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.

The suspect, who appears to be a 24-year-old man, died of “what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” according to police. He was found in his vehicle in the Los Angeles Police Department – West Los Angeles Division area.

Authorities are withholding the suspect’s identity pending next of kin notification.

McMahon, a former associate producer on Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch,” was shot and killed outside his home in Pasadena early Friday. He was 24.

Deputies responded to a call in the 3600 block of Yorkshire Road near the corner of Rosemead Boulevard at 2:19 a.m. after reports of a possible gunshot victim, according to CBS.

Family members told reporters that McMahon heard a noise outside and went to investigate just before he was killed.

The investigation is still ongoing and no further information is available at this time, the sheriff’s department said.

In a statement obtained by TheWrap, “Deadliest Catch” network Discovery said, “We are heartsick about this tragedy — our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all that knew and worked with him.”