Gullett, Calvin Earl

The following information was provided by the Santa Monica Police Department.

On Sept. 7 at about 10:52 a.m. a suspect entered the Pier Burger restaurant at 330 Santa Monica Pier. The suspect demanded food from the employees but was denied service. The suspect proceeded to walk into the kitchen area of the restaurant and assault an employee with a knife. The victim was struck multiple times but a second potential victim was able to avoid injury.

The suspect fled the area. Officers responded to the area and located the suspect on the beach/sand just north of the Pier deck. The suspect did not comply with officers and a Taser was deployed to make an arrest. He was taken into custody and evidence of the crime was located nearby. The victim was treated at the scene by Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries. The victim is still hospitalized but in stable condition.

Calvin Earl Gullett, 34, was arrested for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and a probation violation. The case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for review and filing consideration on Sept. 9. Gullet is currently held on a No Bail at Los Angeles County Jail.

Anyone with additional information may contact Detective B. Cooper at (310) 458-8478 or Sgt. M. Sumlin at (310) 458-8437.

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...