MIDCITY — Santa Monica police arrested three men early Saturday morning after witnessing one of them fire several shots into a vehicle near Colorado Avenue and 17th Street.
The shooting took place as SMPD officers responded to a call regarding a fight in progress outside of a party. Police officials reported that, shortly after arriving on scene, they observed the shooter fire into a vehicle containing six people before fleeing in a separate vehicle. As officers attempted to check on those in the car, it drove off.
SMPD officers were able to locate the victims a short distance away, finding that none were struck by bullets.
Offices were also able to stop the vehicle carrying the suspects not far from the crime scene. As officers tried to conduct the stop, two suspects exited the vehicle while the third attempted to drive off. He didn’t get far before SMPD personnel apprehended him.
The three suspects were identified as Alex Martin, 19 of Compton; Roderick Goldman, 18, of Corona; and Donte Jackson, 19, also of Compton. They were arrested for conspiracy and attempted homicide. Their bail is $500,000, respectively.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.