AheadnbaMickey Cooper, younger brother of the famous star Michael Cooper, was shot and killed in Pasadena on the 18th.
The incident occurred in Washington Park at 4 a.m. on the 18th.The Pasadena Police Department said that the ShotSpotter system detected a man in the 700 block of East Washington Avenue (E Washington).ShootingWhen the incident occurred, police officers reached the scene and found that a man had been shot multiple times and was lying in a pool of blood. The medical examiner determined that the man died at the scene.
Former NBA great Michael Cooper confirmed to ABC television that his younger brother, 64-year-old Mickey, was shot. The two grew up together in Pasadena, and Michael Cooper recalled that the two had played basketball in Washington Park, where the shooting occurred, since they were children.
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation and police have not released any information about a suspect.
Washington Park, where the incident occurred, also had a shooting last month, which was first detected and alerted by the ShotSpotter system.
Michael Cooper played for Los Angeles in the 1980slakersteam, during which he led the Lakers to five NBA championships. After Michael Cooper retired, he coached various teams.
Anyone with information about this case can call the Pasadena Police Department at 626-744-4241. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online: https://www.lacrimestoppers.org/ or by calling 800-222-TIPS.