Santa Monica police have arrested a San Diego man for murder following a weekend altercation.
Theo Andrew Krah was arrested in San Diego County on Tuesday in connection with a deadly assault that occurred on June 11.
According to the Santa Monica Police Department, Krah and an unnamed victim had an altercation on the Santa Monica Pier in the afternoon of June 11. Police responded to the scene but neither individual wanted to pursue charges and officers were unable find evidence of a crime. Police said the two did not know each other and the meeting on the pier appeared to be their first interaction.
About an hour later, Krah and the victim encountered each other a second time on the 1500 block of 5th Street. Lt. Saul Rodriguez said officers were investigating what triggered the second meeting but did not have any information by press time.
During their second encounter, the victim suffered substantial head trauma and stab wounds. Paramedics who were called to the scene notified police. The victim died of his wounds the following day.
Officers identified the victim as one of the two people involved in the earlier pier incident, and that information lead them to Krah.
Krah was arrested in the San Diego County area by SMPD detectives on June 13, booked at SMPD jail for homicide and is being held on $2-million bail.
SMPD has not released the name of the victim but said he was a Santa Monica resident.
The incident is the second murder in Santa Monica this year. Delshone Tyrell Busby Jr., 27 was arrested on April in connection with a stabbing death that occurred at Step Up on 5th (1548 5th St.). In that case, Busby is accused of stabbing one of the residents during an altercation inside an apartment.
Anyone with information regarding most recent incident is asked to contact Detective Daniel Larios (310) 458-8937 or Sgt. Maury Sumlin (310) 458-8437 during normal business hours or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.