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Second Suspect Arrested in North of Montana Shooting

By Lookout News

July 30 -- Police recovered evidence and arrested a second suspect Friday in a shooting last month that injured four partygoers outside a house in an upscale Santa Monica neighborhood.

Morgan Neidlinger, a 20-year-old resident of Pacific Palisades, was arrested at a Hollywood residence early Friday morning and charged with four counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, according to police.

Neidlinger was transported to the Santa Monica jail and his bail was set at $2 million, said Lt. Alex Padilla, the Police Department spokesman.

Evidence recovered by police. (Photo courtesy of the Santa Monica Police Department)

Police also served search warrants that three Westside residences, where they recovered several handguns, magazine clips and ammunition that may be connected to the July 15 shooting on the 400 block of 11th Street, Padilla said.

The warrants were served at 5:30 a.m. Friday in Pacific Palisades at residences located in the 17000 block of Posetano Road and in the 17000 block of Porto Marina Way, police said. A third search warrant was served in the 900 block of 6th Street in Santa Monica.

Neidlinger is the second suspect arrested after a man opened fire during an argument between partgoers outside the upscale house in one of Santa Monica’s most exclusive neighborhoods, according to police.

Shortly after the incident, Justus Sackett-Michel, a 21-year-old resident of Los Angeles, turned himself in at the police department, where he was arrested and booked for conspiracy and attempted murder.

Detectives identified Sackett-Michel as a suspect after interviewing the witnesses and victims.

The four shooting victims were taken to local hospitals and treated for minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are seeking at least one other suspect, Padilla said.

Anyone with additional information should call the Santa Monica Police Department
at 310.458.8427 (24 hours) or Detectives at 310.458-8451, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (72463).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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