July 31, 2022 7:01 PM
On July 29, 2022, at approximately 7:18 p.m., in the north courtyard of the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, the victim was speaking with the suspect when he brandished a knife and stabbed the victim twice. The suspect fled prior to officers’ arrival. The victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Both victim and suspect are homeless. The Santa Monica Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division coordinated patrol and detectives in an around-the-clock search, ultimately identifying and arresting COLBERT on Sunday, July 31st.
Suspect: Quade Larry COLBERT, DOB 7/6/1988
MEDIA INQUIRIES: Should be directed to Lieutenant Erika Aklufi at 310-458-8493 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lieutenant Tina Greer at email@example.com.
FOR THE PUBLIC: IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUSPECT, VICTIM, OR THIS INCIDENT, please contact Detective Nicole Murphy at 310-458-8941 (Nicole.Murphy@santamonica.gov), Criminal Investigations at 310-458-8451, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-2249.