Santa Monica detectives are asking for the public’s help in their investigation of a fatal beating of a man on Tuesday in the 900 block of Olympic Drive.
SMPD Sgt. Rudy Camarena said officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a call of a possible assault in the early morning hours on July 14.
“The victim was found unconscious and bleeding from head wounds,” Camarena said. “The Santa Monica Fire Department responded and transported the victim to UCLA Medical Center in Westwood for treatment. The victim subsequently succumbed to his injuries on the evening of July 15, 2015.”
The man has been identified as John Christopher Footman, 46, of Santa Monica.
The Santa Monica Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Unit is currently handling the investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Chad Goodwin at 310-458-8942, Sgt. Maury Sumlin at 310-458-8437, or the Watch Commander desk 24 hours a day at 310-458-8427.
Callers can also contact Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS, texting from a mobile phone, or by visiting their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org. Callers may remain anonymous and may be qualified to receive a $1,000.00 reward from Crime Stoppers.