Homicide Suspect in Custody

January 26, 2024 3:20 PM

Santa Monica, CA – On January 25th at approximately 10:25 AM, Santa Monica Police Department officers responded to a call of Shots Fired in the 2600 block of 29th Street in Santa Monica. Officers located the victim of the shooting seated in his parked vehicle. The victim, identified as William Edwards III, a 46-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was transported to a local hospital in grave condition and died at the hospital.

Witnesses who saw the suspect leave the scene provided officers with her general direction of travel. SMPD Detectives worked tirelessly throughout the day to identify and locate the suspect who was taken into custody this morning in West Los Angeles. The motive for the crime is still being investigated.

In Custody: Kayla Denise Mackey, 27 years old, currently experiencing homelessness.

We will release Mackey’s booking photo in the coming days.

Thank you to the public for your assistance in this investigation. We encourage anyone with information related to this individual or incident to contact Detective Burciaga at George.Burciaga@santamonica.gov, Detective Sergeant Gradle at Ryan.Gradle@santamonica.gov, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.


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