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Pasadena art professor killed in Westlake

Authorities are investigating the murder of Pasadena art professor, Norman Schureman. He was killed Saturday in a quiet Westlake Village neighborhood.

March 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities are investigating the murder of a Pasadena art professor in a quiet Westlake Village neighborhood.Sheriff's homicide investigators say the body of 55-year-old Norman Schureman was found inside a home on the 31000 block of Kentfield Court. Schureman was a professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

The discovery was made around 11:15 p.m. Saturday. Deputies say that Schureman had been shot.

According to witnesses, a dispute erupted at a weekend party between Schureman and another individual, Steven Honma. When the argument grew heated, Honma, described by witnesses as an Asian-American male, left the scene and allegedly returned with a handgun, and fatally shot Schureman in the torso.

According to LAPD, Honma, 46, is now in custody.

Schureman taught sketching and product design at the prestigious Pasadena art school for more than 20 years.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Division at (323) 890-5500.

AP contributed to this report.