October 8, 2021 9:19 AM
Santa Monica, Ca. - On September 22, 2021 approximately 3:00 a.m. Officers with the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) were dispatched to Ocean Ave. and Pacific St. to investigate a shooting.
Officers met with the victim who told them that he was asleep in his vehicle when two male suspects armed with a handgun and taser, opened his door and demanded his car keys. A verbal altercation ensued. Suspect #2 tased the victim, then Suspect #1 shot the victim in the face. Both suspects fled southbound Neilson Way through Ocean Park Blvd in the vehicle described.
Suspect Vehicle – Older SUV, possibly a Sequoia, 4Runner or Tahoe
Suspect #1 - Male Hispanic "Latino Accent" approximately 18 to 25 years in age; 5'4" to 5' 7" in height; 155 to 170 pounds; light to medium skin tone, buzzed haircut, "fuzz" on upper lip; wearing a button up short sleeve loose fitted orange/yellow reddish checkered pattern shirt, loose dark pants/ jeans
Firearm Description - 9mm semi-automatic handgun, "medium toned", approximately 6 in barrel
Suspect #2 - Male Hispanic "Latino Accent" approximately 18 to 25 years in age; 5'4" to 5' 6" in height; 145 to 165 pounds, "flabby"; light to medium skin tone, buzzed haircut, no facial hair, had a "baby face", wearing a jersey type top "crossover", dark or red in color with dark letters, dark to medium jean shorts, white tennis shoes.
Taser Description - Black 5-inch taser or stun gun
SMPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating both suspects and the vehicle believed to be involved. Anyone with this information is strongly encouraged to contact Detective Nicole Murphy at (310) 458-8941 or Nicole.email@example.com , Sergeant Art Williams at (310) 458-8475 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at (310) 458-8426.