January 18, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Man Throws Gun Out Window On S. Centinela In Santa Monica While Fleeing Police: Police Apprehend Driver; Second Suspect At Large

A man with a gun had been reported near the cross streets of Pearl and 34th street in Santa Monica near S. Centinela Blvd at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon shutting down a section of Pearl St. between 34th and S. Centinela Ave.

Police were at the scene.

As it turned out, this is where a gun had been thrown out of the window of a car after the gun had been pointed at a Vons Employee in the parking lot of a Vons Market on 1311 Wilshire Blvd.

According to Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department, the pursuit began at the Vons market on Wilshire Blvd where police officers had been called to the scene and were detaining a female for a theft.

“At 2 to 2:15, (the department) received a radio call that around the Vons market at 1311 Wilshire Blvd and they were detaining a female,” said Lewis.

Around that time, “one or two male suspects confronted an employee of Vons,” said Lewis.

According to Lewis, during that confrontation a male suspect pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim before deciding to flee the scene.

SMPD picked up the vehicle and a pursuit started. During the pursuit, an LAPD airship assisted. The pursuit went from Santa Monica into the Venice beach area.

There was an item that was thrown from the window around S. Centinela Ave. and Pearl Street.

“That’s where evidence was thrown out the window and it was recovered,” said Lewis.

That item turned out to be a gun and was recovered by the Santa Monica Police Department around 3:30 p.m.

According to Lewis, “the passenger bailed out somewhere around the boardwalk and Breeze.”

The male suspect ran off while the driver in the vehicle continued to flee the police.

The entire pursuit lasted for about an hour and ended near the Santa Monica Airport at the cul-de-sac at 25th and the airport near the fire station.

Police are still looking for the passenger who “bailed out” of the car.

Anybody with information about the individual in question can contact the SMPD Criminal Investigations Division at 310-458-8451.

in News
Related Posts

Edify TV: Overhaul for Canyon Property?

January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

A unique Santa Monica Canyon property may be getting an overhaul. Learn more in this video made possible by School...

Edify TV: The Westside’s Best Pies

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Here are some of the best pies on the Westside ahead of National Pie Day on January 23. Learn more...

City Council Votes Mayor Himmelrich And Team To Keep Council Positions: Santa Monica Beat – January, 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * City Council Votes Mayor Himmelrich And Team To Keep Council Positions...

65-Year-Old Santa Monica Bakery on Verge of Shutting Down

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Westside Food Scene January 14, 2021 By Kerry Slater 65-Year-Old Santa Monica Bakery on Verge of Shutting Down  A beloved...

Food Review: The Westside’s Insanely Delicious Tijuana Tacos

January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Tacos 1986 in Westwood Village stands out amid a crowded taco scene By Kerry Slater In a city filled with...

Santa Monica Pier Closed for Five Days in a Row

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

City cites warm weather forecasted for Santa Monica By Sam Catanzaro With temperatures reaching the 80s expected, city officials are...

Edify TV: Westside Kids Compete to Keep Beach Clean

January 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

Westside kids are competing to keep the beach clean! Learn more in this video made possible by Santa Monica College.

Santa Monica Fire Department Rolls Out Vaccinations

January 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

SMFD helps with rollout across county  By Chad Winthrop Beginning this month , Santa Monica Fire Department firefighters and paramedics...

SMC and MLK Westside Coalition’s 36th Annual Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 12, 2021

January 12, 2021

Mon, Jan 18, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Online Only at 9am on Jan. 18th – Visit: MLKjrWestside.org  The Rev. Dr....

Assemblymember Richard Bloom Announces Intention to Run for L.A. County Supervisor

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

State rep. looking to replace Sheila Kuehl in 2022 By Sam Catanzaro With incumbent Supervisor Sheila Kuehl signaling she won’t...

Man Jumps to Death at Santa Monica Place

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

Man jumps off parking structure in Monday suicide  By Sam Catanzaro A man died by suicide Monday after jumping off...

Santa Monica City Resumes Preferential Parking Restrictions: Santa Monica Beat – January, 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Santa Monica City Resumes Preferential Parking Restrictions * La County Approves...

Edify TV: Santa Monica Pier Shut Down Weekends

January 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

Santa Monica Pier has been shut down on weekends temporarily as COVID-19 cases rise in Los Angeles. Learn more in this...

Edify TV: Santa Monica Bloomingdale’s Closing

January 10, 2021

January 10, 2021

Santa Monica’s Bloomingdale’s is set to shut down, adding to a sting of vacancies in the downtown Santa Monica area....