SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department is asking for the public’s help with details related to a shooting investigation.
According to a press release Canyon News received from Lt. Saul Rodriguez of the SMPD, on November 16, 2018 at about 7:22 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for service at the Eddie’s Liquor located at 2045 20th Street, to the parking lot regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, all parties involved left the scene, but evidence of a shooting was discovered. A short time later, a victim was located at a nearby hospital.
SMPD Detectives responded to commence an investigation. A preliminary investigation determined occupants in a car, a male driver and female passenger, were involved in a verbal altercation with a suspect on a bike. The altercation escalated and the suspect produced a handgun from a saddlebag attached to the bicycle. The suspect fired several rounds upwards in the air and at the victim’s car. The victims drove to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The female victim suffered minor injuries from a bullet strike and was treated at the hospital and released.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian or Hispanic in his 40s. He has long hair in a ponytail, was unshaven and wearing a long sleeve flannel shirt at the time of the incident. He was riding a dark bicycle with rear saddlebags. A small white dog was inside one of the saddlebag pouches. A red food delivery style bag was attached to the back of the bicycle.
Anyone with details on the shooting is asked to call Detective Haro at (310) 458-8432; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.