Two suspects are in custody after a man was stabbed to death in Downtown Santa Monica Monday night.
According to SMPD, officers were called to the 300 block of Broadway for reports of shots fired at about 7:30 p.m.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a man with a stab wound to the neck. Officers immediately began life saving measures before Santa Monica Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died.
Witnesses who were with the victim provided a description of the suspects and their last known direction of travel. Officers learned an altercation between the victim and suspects began near the Santa Monica Pier and ended up in the 300 block of Broadway where the victim was subsequently stabbed by one of the suspects. At least one shot was fired during the incident and police recovered one shell casing but officers were unclear who fired the shot.
SMPD officers established a perimeter and two subjects were stopped in the area of 6th and Santa Monica. The subjects were identified by the witnesses as the suspects involved in the incident and were taken into custody without incident. Officers located a knife believed to be used by the suspect. Sean Alexander Graves, 28, from Long Beach, was arrested for murder. A woman with Graves was interviewed and released.
Anyone with any information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Haro with the Criminal Investigations Division at 310-458-8432 or the SMPD Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.