Palmdale teen charged in gang-related Pasadena murder

PASADENA – A 19-year-old Palmdale man is one of two suspects that were charged Wednesday in the shooting death of an 18-year-old man in Pasadena last August.

Scott King of Palmdale and Steven Fleming of Pasadena, both 19, were charged with 1st degree murder in connection with the death of Marvin Laguan, who was killed on Aug. 22, 2011 in Pasadena, according to Pasadena Police Department. Police say both suspects have gang associations and the killing is believed to be gang related.

The following is the press report from the Pasadena Police Department:

On August 22, 2011, Marvin Laguan, 18, was shot and killed while conversing with a friend in the 400 block of North Mar Vista Avenue. Witnesses described the suspects as two African American males who ran southbound from the scene.

Since that date, Homicide Investigators have been pursuing several leads. These efforts culminated in the successful identification of the suspects.

On January 18, 2012, Pasadena Police Detectives and law enforcement personnel from the United States Marshalls Fugitive Unit, California State Parole, and the Glendale Police Department arrested Scott King (male-19 and Palmdale resident) and Steven Fleming (male-19 and Pasadena resident) for Laguan’s murder. Both suspects have gang associations and the assault is believed gang related…

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed charges of 1st degree murder on King and Fleming. Additionally, two counts of attempted murder with gang enhancements on both suspects were charged.

King was charged with an additional count of Ex-Felon with a firearm… King is being held on $4,115,000 bail and Fleming is being held on $3,040,000 bail.