Joe McMahon, a former associate producer of the hit show “Deadliest Catch,” was found shot dead outside of his house, in Pasadena, California, early Friday. According to McMahon’s family, he heard a noise outside of his house and went to go investigate, and was later shot around 2 a.m. Witnesses reported hearing seven gunshots before a car sped off from the home.
According to authorities, McMahon was shot multiple times when he was found in a driveway that was one door down from his home. Their hasn’t been a motive or a suspect announced yet. Lt. Holly Francisco, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said, “We do know that he did leave the house right before the shooting. People heard gunshots and found the victim.”
McMahon was the associate producer of nine episodes of the 2013 season of “Deadliest Catch,” which is a reality show on the Discovery Channel about Alaskan crab fishermen exploring the Bering Sea. The Discovery Channel issued a statement about McMahon’s death, “We are heartsick about this tragedy, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all that knew and worked with him.” Hopefully the killer is found.