SANTA MONICA—A suspect was charged with attempted murder for a shooting that transpired at the west end of the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday, August 23, that left one woman injured. The suspect has been identified as Ivan Galiano, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga.
According to a press release from the Santa Monica Police Department, Galiano arrived to the Santa Monica Pier with an unidentified Hispanic female friend. The victim reported getting into an altercation with an unknown male (accompanied by female companion) who shot the victim in the leg and then fled the scene.
The victim was taken to the hospital and permitted to leave later in the day. Her injury was not life-threatening. Officers determined that the suspect had been taken into custody, for an unrelated crime, by the Upland Police Department approximately 12 hours after the shooting. The suspect was found in possession of ammunition at the time of his arrest.
Galiano is currently on Los Angeles County formal probation for weapons and drug offenses. On Thursday, August 30, he was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with 664/187 P.C.- Attempted Murder, 245(b) P.C. – Assault with a Deadly Weapon (firearm), and 29800(a)(1) P.C. – Felon in Possession of a Handgun. He remains in custody with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, pending his transfer to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Richard Elias at 310-458-8943 or Sergeant Chris Skogh at 310-458-8992.
Canyon News reached out to SMPD, but did not receive a comment before print.