October 8, 2021 9:19 AM
Santa Monica, Ca. – At around 3:00 a.m. on September 22, 2021, officers from the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) were moved to Ocean Ave. and Pacific St. sent to investigate a shootout.
Officers met with the victim, who told them he was sleeping in his vehicle when two male suspects armed with a pistol and taser opened his door and asked for his car key. A verbal argument ensued. Suspect # 2 killed the victim, then suspect # 1 shot the victim in the face. Both suspects fled in the vehicle described on Ocean Park Blvd south of Neilson Way.
Suspicious Vehicle – Older SUV, possibly Sequoia, 4Runner, or Tahoe
Suspect # 1 – Male Hispanic “Latino Accent”, aged approximately 18-25 years; 5’4 “to 5’7” tall; 155 to 170 pounds; light to medium skin tone, humming haircut, “fuzz” on the upper lip; wears a buttoned short sleeve, loose fitting orange / yellow reddish plaid shirt, loose dark trousers / jeans
Firearm Description – 9mm semi-automatic handgun, “medium tone”, approximately 6-inch barrel
Suspect # 2 – Hispanic Male “Latino Accent”, ages approximately 18-25; 5’4 “to 5’6” tall; 145 to 165 pounds, “flabby”; light to medium skin color, brownish haircut, no facial hair, had a “baby face”, wore a jersey top “crossover”, dark or red color with dark letters, dark to medium denim shorts, white tennis shoes.
Taser Description – Black 5 inch taser or stun gun
SMPD is asking the public to help identify and locate both the suspect and the allegedly involved vehicle. Anyone with this information is strongly encouraged to contact Detective Nicole Murphy at (310) 458-8941 or [email protected], Sergeant Art Williams at (310) 458-8475, or the 24 hour watch commanders at (310) . 458-8426.