Santa Monica police arrested a man who drew a gun on them on Wednesday, July 2. At 6:25 p.m. that day, officers working an undercover operation in the Pico neighborhood contacted the man who was in possession of a firearm. He pointed the firearm at one undercover officer who had identified himself as a police officer, and he then tossed the gun away and fled on foot. Police quickly apprehended the suspect and recovered the firearm.
The man is Jason Anthony Hurtado, a 25-year-old Santa Monica resident. Hurtado was booked for assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and violation of probation.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Santa Monica Police Department Detectives at 310.458.8451 (M – F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or the Watch Commander at 310.458.8427 (24 hours). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call the WeTip hotline at 800.78.CRIME (27463).