A former associate producer on the reality TV show “Deadliest Catch” was found shot dead outside his Pasadena, Calif., home early Friday.
Joe McMahon, 25, heard a noise outside and went to check it out when he was shot just after 2 a.m. Friday, family members told KCBS-TV.
Witnesses reported hearing seven gunshots before a car sped off from the home in the Chapman Woods neighborhood along Yorkshire Road.
Cops investigate the Pasadena street where McMahon was found shot dead.
The young man worked as an associate producer on nine episodes of the 2013 season of “Deadliest Catch,” a Discovery Channel reality show that follows Alaskan crab fishing crews in the cold waters of the Bering Sea.
“We are heartsick about this tragedy — our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all that knew and worked with him,” Discovery said in a statement to Deadline Hollywood.
Cops said McMahon had been shot multiple times when he was found in a driveway just one down from his own home. Police have not released a motive or name a suspect.
“We do know that he did leave the house right before the shooting,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Holly Francisco told KCBS. “People heard gunshots and found the victim.”