Santa Monica
Traditional Reporting for A Digital Age

Santa Monica Real Estate Company, Roque and Mark

Home Special Reports Archive Links The City Commerce About Contacts Editor Send PR

Suspect Charged in Officer Involved Shooting

Bob Kronovetrealty
We Love Property Management Headaches!

Santa Monica 2022  Holidays Discounted Hotel Rooms

Santa Monica Apartments

Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 434-4000


By Lookout Staff

December 2, 2022 -- LA County prosecutors on Thursday filed charges against an armed man shot by police after barricading himself in a Pico Neighborhood apartment with his robbery victims.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, robbed the residents of the building in the 2500 block of Kansas Avenue at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Officers were first called to the building at around 12:30 p.m. "regarding a potential suicidal subject" but were unable to locate the individual, said Lt. Rudy Flores, the Police Department spokesman.

At around 2:37 p.m., officers were again dispatched to the building after a 911 caller reported "the subject was armed with a handgun and forced entry into an apartment," Flores said.

"The subject then robbed the residents at gunpoint and prevented them from leaving."

When officers arrived, they found the suspect barricaded in the apartment armed with a handgun, Flores said.

"The subject pointed the handgun at officers and an officer involved shooting occurred," he said. "The subject remained in the apartment and refused to exit."

At around 3:15 p.m., Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) officers "convinced the subject to peacefully surrender without further incident.

"At some point during the call, the subject sustained a non-life-threatening injury to his face and was transported to a local hospital before being booked," Flores said.

The subject’s weapon was located at the scene, he said.

On Thursday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed multiple felony charges against the suspect, including robbery, burglary, false imprisonment, brandishing a weapon and assault on police officers.

The case is being investigated by the Santa Monica Police Department and the DA's office.

Back to Lookout News copyrightCopyright 1999-2023 All Rights Reserved. EMAIL Disclosures