I know this guy that did the shooting. Steve and I work for the same company at different locations. We've had quite a few meetings together. I can't believe this. He always seemed like an arrogant d1ck to me, but to do this. Guns and alcohol don't mix folks.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE — A man killed at a Persian New Year's party was the unintended victim of another partygoer's anger, an official said today.
Norman Schureman, 50, a design teacher at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, was shot to death about 11:15 p.m. Saturday in the 31000 block of Kentfield Court. He was also an alumnus, according to the school's Web site.
Schureman was at the party along with the suspect, 46-year-old Steven Honma.
"It's not clear they even knew each other," sheriff's homicide Lt. Liam Gallagher said.
According to Gallagher, Honma's wife told deputies she and her husband were at home after the party, when her husband told her that someone had insulted her, and he said he was going back.
"He had two guns and some ammunition magazines for the guns, and both guns belonged to him," Gallagher said. When he returned to the party "he was just hanging around, acting strange" and intoxicated and began waving a pocket knife, Gallagher said.
Other partygoers asked him to leave, and a fight broke out. During that struggle he pulled a handgun and fired it, killing Schureman, Gallagher said.
"Norman was a beloved instructor, colleague, mentor and friend of hundreds of Art Center students, faculty, staff and alumni...For over 20 years, Norm devoted himself tirelessly to the College, instilling in his students a passion for design, a love for drawing and an eye for excellence," wrote Lorne Buchman, president of the college.
Schureman was married and had children. His father, Bob, also taught at the school.
Buchman said the younger Schureman was a fixture on campus, tagging along with his father, years before he became an instructor.
"Both Norm and Bob have inspired hundreds of design students over the years," she said.
Buchman said the school may arrange for a memorial service to honor Schureman's memory and was offering grief counseling to students, faculty and staff to help them deal with his slaying.
Honma remained behind bars today.
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