SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department announced that Hector Jehova Bonilla, 20, of Santa Monica was arrested on September 29 for his role in a carjacking that transpired a week ago in Culver City and a shooting that transpired in Santa Monica and two robberies that occurred in the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Lt. Saul Rodriguez of the SMPD indicated in a press release to Canyon News that Bonilla was wanted by the Culver City Police Department (CCPD) and with a collaborative effort by Detectives from the CCPD, LAPD and SMPD; charges were filed against Bonilla on Monday, October 2 at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office-Airport Division Courthouse.

On September 20 at about 3:14 p.m., officials from the SMPD received several calls for service about a shooting that transpired in the region of 20th Street and Pico Boulevard. No victims were injured during the shooting. Witnesses explained a vehicle was driving in the area, as the front passenger/suspect exited the vehicle. Bonilla was involved in a verbal confrontation with an unidentified victim. During the confrontation, he fired several rounds at the victim and other bystanders. SMPD Detectives were able to identify Bonilla as an involved party in the shooting.

He was charged with 215(a) P.C. – Carjacking; 211 P.C. Robbery; and 246.3 P.C – Negligent Discharge of a Firearm. Bonilla is being held without bail under the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office pending a preliminary hearing.

Anyone with information related to the Santa Monica shooting is asked to contact Detective Cooper at (310) 458-8478; Sergeant Skogh at (310) 458-8992; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.