Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ Producer Shot Dead in Pasadena

Joe McMahon worked on nine episodes of popular DIscovery Channel show

Last Updated: July 24, 2015 @ 6:39 PM

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

According to McMahon’s IMDB page, he served as an associate producer on the Discovery docuseries for nine episodes in 2013. The show was nominated for four Emmy Awards in that year, winning two for Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming and Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming.

In a statement obtained by TheWrap, 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.”

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.

“We do know that he did leave the house right before the shooting,” Lt. Holly Francisco said. “People heard gunshots and found the victim.”

At this time, police do not have any suspects or a motive for the crime.