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Joe McMahon: Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ Producer, 25, Shot To Death At Home

Fri, July 24, 2015 7:30pm EDT by 4 Comments
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Joe McMahon, a former ‘Deadliest Catch’ producer was shot and killed outside his Los Angeles-area residence on July 24. He was just 25 years old.

So sad. Joe McMahon, who used to produce the hit Discovery Channel reality series Deadliest Catch was killed in a fatal shooting outside his Pasadena, CA home. According to IMDb, he served as an associate producer on the show for nine episodes in 2013. Read on for all the details on this shocking loss.

“We are heartsick about this tragedy,” the show’s network said in a statement on Friday. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all that knew and worked with him.” Joe, who was identified by members of his family was pronounced dead on the scene.

Early Friday morning, law enforcement received calls about possible shots fired in the neighborhood of Chapman Woods. When police finally made it to Joe, they described a young man “suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.” His body was found just a few doors down from his actual house.

The reasons for the attack still remain a mystery and those investigating the case told LA’s ABC 7 that Joe had stepped out shortly before the tragedy occurred. Family members told the news station that Joe heard a noise outside and went to check it out when the shooting occurred.

Other witnesses said they heard the sound of gun shots and a car speeding away from the incident. “We do know that he did leave the house right before the shooting,” explained Lt. Holly Francisco. “People heard gunshots and found the victim.”

Officials explained to ABC 7 that they did not believe drugs were a factor in the shooting, nor did Joe have any kind of involvement with local gangs.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Joe’s family, friends and loved ones.

— Evan Real