On August 13, at about 9:45 p.m., Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to a call for service at Eddie’s Liquor, 2045 20th Street, to investigate a shooting. 

SMPD Officers discovered a male suspect, later identified as 36–year-old Jesus Manuel Macias, was in a verbal argument with the victim in the parking lot. As the argument escalated, a female with Macias, 26-year-old Lucero Campos, retrieved a handgun from their car and handed it to Macias. Macias fired multiple rounds at the victim, missing both times, and both Macias and Lucero fled the scene. 

Officers obtained a suspect and vehicle description, eventually locating the fleeing suspect vehicle on the eastbound I-10 freeway. The vehicle was stopped in the area of Sawtelle Blvd. and Matteson Ave. An adult female passenger and three minors were also located inside the vehicle. Witnesses identified Macias and Campos as the individuals involved in the shooting. A loaded 9mm handgun was recovered from the vehicle. The two suspects, from El Monte, were booked for the following: 

Macias – 245(a)(2) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Firearm); 25850(c)(1) PC Carrying loaded Firearm in Public (Felon); 29800(a)(1) PC – Convicted Felon in Possession of a firearm; and 273A(a) PC – Child Endangerment. 

Campos – 273A(a) PC – Child Endangerment; 25850(a) PC – Carrying a Loaded Firearm; and 31 PC – Aiding and Abetting 

Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident or individuals is strongly encouraged to contact Detective Tavera with the Criminal Investigations Division at 310-458-2256 or the Santa Monica Department’s Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427. 

Lieutenant Rudy Flores