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SMPD Arrest Three in Attempted Homicide:

On February 13, Santa Monica Police officers arrested three young men for attempted homicide in which they allegedly shot at six individuals in a vehicle after a fight at a party.

At 1:33 a.m. officers responded to the area of 17th and Colorado regarding a fight in progress outside of a Hip-Hop party.

Upon arrival, officers observed a suspect approach a vehicle and fire several shots into the vehicle. The suspect fled the location. As officers attempted to check the victims in the vehicle, they drove away. Officers located them a short distance away. There were six victims inside of the vehicle. No victims were struck by bullets from the suspect.

Officers observed the suspect driving a vehicle and attempting to exit a parking lot. As the suspect’s vehicle approached the officers, two passengers exited the vehicle and surrendered to officers. Another suspect continued to drive and fled the location. Officers were able to locate him a short distance away from the incident.

The suspects; Alex Martin, a 19-year-old from Compton; Roderick Goldman, an 18-year-old from Corona; and Donte Jackson, a 19-year-old from Compton; were arrested for conspiracy and attempted homicide. Their bail is $500,000.00.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michael Bambrick at 310.458-8932 or Sergeant Ira Rutan at 310.458.8959 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at 310.458.8495.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME 1.800.78.27463), or submit the tip online at You will remain completely anonymous and may be eligible for a reward, up to $1,000.00, if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.

Or, anonymous tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers by either calling 800.222.TIPS (8477) or by visiting their website at To text an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers, please view their webpage for detailed instructions. If the information leads to an arrest, the tipster is eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000.00.


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