On November 3, 2020 at about 11:58 p.m., Santa Monica Police officers responded to a shooting near the intersection of Bay Street and Ocean Front Walk. Officers discovered a victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. Officers were informed that the female victim and her boyfriend were walking to their parked vehicle when they came between two groups that were engaged in a heated argument. As the couple entered their car, they heard multiple gunshots. One of the rounds fired went through the victim’s vehicle and struck the female. The parties in both groups fled the area prior to police arrival. The victim survived, however later required surgery to remove bullet fragments from around her eye area.
Santa Monica Police Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) were able to identify Cogco as the shooter of this incident. Cogco was already in custody at the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail on an unrelated case. On February 26, 2021 the Los Angeles County’s District Attorney’s Office charged Cogco with with one count of 245(b) P.C. – Assault with a semi-automatic firearm and one count of 243(d) P.C. – battery with serious bodily injury. Cogco remains in custody pending future court proceedings.
Anyone with additional information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) at (310) 458-8451 or the Watch Commander’s office at (310) 458-2249.
Submitted by Lieutenant Rudy Flores