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Police Seek Help Finding Suspects in Ocean Park Shooting

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By Lookout Staff

October 7, 2021 -- Santa Monica police are asking the public's help in finding two suspects in a shooting that took place in Ocean Park two weeks ago.

Police on Thursday released composites of the suspects described as two Hispanic males between 18 and 25 years of age with Latino accents and "light to medium skin tone."

Shooting Suspects
Courtesy SMPD

Both suspects fled southbound on Neilson Way through Ocean Park Boulevard in an "older SUV, possibly a Sequoia, 4Runner or Tahoe," said Lt. Rudy Flores, the Police Department spokesman.

The shooting took place at around 3 a.m. Wednesday, September 22 near the corner of Ocean Avenue and Pacific Street.

The victim told police he was asleep in his vehicle when the suspects "armed with a handgun and taser, opened his door and demanded his car keys," Flores said.

"A verbal altercation ensued" and "Suspect #2 tased the victim, then Suspect #1 shot the victim in the face," Flores said.

Suspect #1 is approximately 5'4" to 5'7" in height and weighs between 155 and 170 pounds, police said. He has a buzzed haircut and "fuzz on the upper lip."

The suspect was wearing "a button up short sleeve loose fitted orange/yellow/reddish checkered pattern shirt (and) loose dark pants//jeans," police said.

He had a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, "medium toned" and with an approximately 6-inch barrel.

Suspect #2 is approximately 5'4" in height and weighs between 145 and 165 pounds, police said.

He is described as "flabby" with a "baby face" with no facial hair. Like Suspect #1, he sported a buzzed haircut.

He was wearing a dark or red jersey type top "crossover" with dark letters and dark to medium jean shorts and white tennis shoes, police said. He had a black 5-inch taser or stun gun.

Anyone with information to help identify and find both suspects and the vehicle should contact Detective Nicole Murphy at (310) 458-8941 or email, Sergeant Art Williams at (310) 458-8475 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at (310) 458-8426.

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