Crime & Justice

Man murdered in Westlake Village identified as Pasadena design teacher

A man murdered in Westlake Village was identified today as a design teacher in Pasadena, according to the school's official blog.

Norman Schureman, 50, who was found shot to death about 11:15 p.m. Saturday, worked as a professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He was also an alumnus, according to the school's Web site.

"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.

Buchman also wrote that the school may soon schedule a memorial service to honor Schureman's memory and was also offering grief counseling to students, faculty and staff to help them deal with his death.

Schureman's suspected killer, 46-year-old Steven Honma, remains in custody, Deputy Ben Grubb of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau said.

Homicide detectives were continuing their investigation of Honma.

A motive for the shooting was not released by authorities.

Anyone with information on this crime was asked to call the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.