On August 31, at about 12:54 a.m., Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to a report of Shots Fired at the Santa Monica Pier. Comments on the call indicated the reporting party heard approximately 3-4 gunshots, then witnessed an unknown male running towards the Ferris Wheel and out of sight.
When Officers arrived on scene, they met with a witness who reported that she recovered a handgun dropped by a male while he was trying to jump over a fence. Officers did not find any victims; however, the Officers located spent casings and impact holes on a wall. All the parties to the shooting fled prior to Officers arriving and no suspects were arrested.
At this time, SMPD detectives are attempting to identify and locate the following subject who dropped the handgun at the scene:
- • Male Hispanic, 25-30 years-old, approximately 5’7”, black hair, brown eyes wearing a black hat and black clothing
Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident or individual 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.
Sergeant Erika Aklufi