Parolee charged with killing Calif. woman
Guary Lonnie Shuford III, out on bail for a robbery charge, is accused of shooting Jamila Elysse Moss outside of her apartment
By Ruby Gonzales
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, West Covina, Calif.
PASADENA, Calif. — A Los Angeles man on parole for robbery was charged Wednesday with gunning down a Pasadena woman at her apartment complex earlier this week.
Detectives confirmed the suspect and the victim were involved in a romantic relationship and the homicide appeared to be related to domestic violence, according to Lt. Monica Cuellar, spokeswoman for the Pasadena Police Department.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged Guary Lonnie Shuford III, 32, with murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of 66 years to life in prison, said Venusse Navid, a spokeswoman for the DA's Office. Shuford is scheduled for an arraignment Sept. 7, she added.
The case stems from the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Jamila Elysse Moss in the 200 block of South Raymond Avenue on Monday.
Pasadena police received calls of gunfire in the area shortly after 10 a.m. Officers found Moss outside the apartment complex. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
SWAT teams from Pasadena and Glendale police and crisis negotiators also responded The suspect barricaded himself in the victim's apartment but surrendered after several hours.
At the time of the shooting, Shuford was out on bail for an ongoing criminal case, court records show. He was charged on July 25 for possession of a firearm by a felon.
Shuford is being held at county jail without bail, booking records show.
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