PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — Levy Ernesto Rodriguez, 24, was arrested on June 29 in Los Angeles for the attempted murder of a 32-year-old Latino male on June 9, said Sgt. Richard Lewis, spokesperson for the Santa Monica Police Department.
Working on leads, police determined that Rodriguez was staying at a residence in Los Angeles when he was arrested during a traffic stop near the corner of Pico and Crenshaw boulevards. No weapon was found during the arrest.
Rodriguez, a Santa Monica resident, allegedly drove up alongside the victim, who was riding his bike on the 2900 block of Exposition Boulevard in the Pico Neighborhood, and fired several rounds at him in broad daylight.
The suspect was held on a $1.5 million bail as stated on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate records website.
Lewis previously said to the Santa Monica Daily Press that officers believed the shooting may have been gang related. The vehicle Rodriguez was believed to be driving was found and impounded as evidence shortly after the alleged assault.