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

Vote YES on Measure SMC

Botched Robbery Leads to Two Arrests

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


A Brighter Future School Board Endorsements

By Lookout Staff

October 31, 2022 -- A botched robbery at a convenience store in Santa Monica Saturday night resulted in a shooting after the two homeless suspects were pepper spayed by the victims.

Vote Armen Melkonians for City Council

The incident took place at around 9:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven store near Pico and Lincoln boulevards, where officers responded to a report of shots fired, police said.

When police arrived, they found the glass from one of the front doors and from the window next to it shattered, said Sgt. Erika Aklufi.

The two on-duty employees and several witnesses, who were not injured, told police that "two suspects came into the store, took a case of beer, and tried to leave without paying," Aklufi said.

CEPS School Board Endorsements
Santa Monicans for Change endorse Lana Negrete and Armen Melkonians for City Council

"One employee tried stopping the suspects and pepper sprayed the first suspect as he exited with the beer.

"The second suspect started arguing with the employee and was also pepper sprayed as he left," Aklufi said.

"During the argument, the first suspect returned to the front of the store with a handgun and a shooting occurred."

Santa Monica Firefighters City Council Endorsements

Officers quickly located one of the suspects, identified as Jason Salgado, near the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Michigan Avenue, according to police.

The second, identified as Marvin Smith, was found at a Halloween party in the neighborhood.

Smith was arrested after the party's host flagged down officers and told them a man had wandered into the gathering. The description given matched that of the shooter.

Police found Smith hiding nearby and took him into custody.

Smith, 33, was arrested for attempted murder, attempted robbery, carrying a loaded firearm and conspiracy.

Jason Daniel Salgado, 30, was arrested for attempted robbery and conspiracy.

Charges may be updated as the investigation continues, police said.

Anyone with additional information concerning the incident or subjects involved should call the Criminal Investigations Division at 310-458-8451 or the Santa Monica Police Department’s Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.

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