SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department arrested Daniel Roy Davis, 26, in connection to a possible homicide. According to the SMPD, at 6:44 a.m. on Friday, July 6, officers responded to a radio call for service at Providence St. John’s Health Center, 2121 Santa Monica Blvd., about a deceased male found on a bench.
Hospital security found the individual on a bench and notified hospital staff. Hospital staff determined the victim was deceased. First responding officers revealed the death appeared suspicious. The deceased has been identified as a Caucasian male in his 40s. The name of the victim has not been disclosed to the public.
Detectives from the SMPD responded to the scene for an investigation. A preliminary investigation revealed the deceased died from a blunt force injury to his upper torso. As detectives were canvasing the area, they located Davis in the region of the 2300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. Detectives gathered evidence linking Davis to the crime and he was placed under arrest.
Davis was booked for 187(a) PC – Murder and remains in custody at SMPD Jail with a bail of $2 million. On Tuesday, July 10, the case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office-Airport Division Courthouse for filing consideration.
Anyone with details related to the incident is asked to call the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491; or Detective Elias at (310) 458-8943.