September 23, 2021 4:23 PM
Santa Monica, CA – On September 6, 2021, at approximately 1:21PM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to a report of ‘Shots Fired’ in the area of Yorkshire and Pico. At the same time, an additional caller reported a Hit and Run near the same location.
When Officers arrived on scene, both the suspect and suspect vehicle were gone. The officers met with a victim and witnesses who reported that the suspect in this incident rammed the victims’ car from behind in a possible road rage incident. The victims exited their vehicle and while attempting to flee were targeted by the suspect who fired several gun shots at them. One of the victims received a grazing wound to his knee and was transported to a local hospital.
On September 21st SMPD detectives with the support of the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT) and the Unmanned Aerial Systems Team (Drone Team), executed an arrest warrant for Eliott Ferrando, 24 years old. Ferrando was arrested without incident in the Los Angeles area, booked for attempted murder and held in Santa Monica on $1,000,000 bail. A subsequent search of his home uncovered a handgun believed to have been used in the September 6th incident.
On September 23rd, the case was presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney for filing. Ferrando was transferred into Los Angeles County Custody and charged with two counts of attempted murder 664/187(a) PC with a recommendation for $1,008,000 bail.