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Pasadena police arrest 911 caller in student death

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PASADENA, CA (AP) -- Pasadena police say they've arrested a 911 caller whose false crime report led officers to shoot and kill a 19-year-old college student thought to be a robbery suspect.

The Los Angeles Times reports Chief Philip Sanchez says a man's 911 call claiming his laptop had been stolen by two armed men set off a deadly chain of events.

Sanchez says the phone call put officers on alert and led them to believe Kendrec McDade was armed when they saw him in an alley Saturday night.

Lt. Phlunte Riddle says McDade allegedly made a motion at his waistband and an officer opened fire.

Riddle says police concluded that the caller lied to police about the gun and detectives now believe neither McDade nor the other person was armed.

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