August 16, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Venice Uber Shooting: Two Of Three People Arrested Released From Custody:

Two of three people arrested on alleged weapons-related offenses after shots were fired at the Uber car in which they were passengers in Venice were released from custody Thursday.

The Uber driver was wounded in the gang-related shooting, which occurred about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Lucille and Louella avenues.

He was treated at a hospital and released the same day, according to Los Angeles police Officer Nuria Vanegas. He was shot in the upper body or arm.

His passengers — Isiah Caldwell, Joseph Dews and Idalia Munoz — were arrested at the scene, Vanegas said.

Munoz and Dews, both 19, were released from custody today and were given tentative court dates of Aug. 26 at the Airport Branch Courthouse, according to sheriff’s online inmate records.

Caldwell, 21, was released Wednesday and is tentatively due at the Airport Courthouse Aug. 27. Bail for all three had initially been set at $35,000, according to the sheriff’s department.

Police said four or five suspects were in a silver or gold Kia Optima that pulled alongside the Uber vehicle and opened fire at the passengers, who had been picked up in the Venice Beach area, police said. Those suspects all remain at large.

Although the passengers were not wounded, they were detained because at least two of them were allegedly carrying weapons, police said.

Uber officials said they are cooperating with the investigation.

“Our thoughts are with our partner-driver as he recovers and we are thankful that he is doing okay,” according to a statement by Uber spokeswoman Kayla Whaling. “We are cooperating with local law enforcement on any requests for information that would be helpful to their investigation.”

in News
Related Posts

Anne Heche Dies Following Mar Vista Crash

August 16, 2022

August 16, 2022

Actress dies at 53 due to injuries sustained in August 5 crash By Sam Catanzaro Anne Heche has died at...

Police Seek Publics Help In Identifying Victims Of Sexual Assault By Registered Sex Offender: Santa Monica Beat – August 15th, 2022

August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Police Seek Publics Help In Identifying Victims Of Sexual Assault By Registered...

Man Arrested for Santa Monica’s Second Homicide of the Year

August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

Lamont E. Horton arrested in connection to August 11 murder By Sam Catanzaro A man was arrested by Santa Monica...

Sunset Park Custom Home Lists For First Time Ever By Original Builders $5.9M: Santa Monica Real Estate Report – August 15th, 2022

August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022

Property, Developments, and Listings on the Westside.* City Council Votes to Unanimously Backs Proposal to Cut Rent Increases* Sunset Park...

Construction Begins on Michigan Avenue Affordable Housing Development

August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022

The new development will replace the Santa Monica Nikkei Hall By Dolores Quintana ​​A new affordable housing project has begun...

Column: Time to Crack Down on Vacant Homes’ Owners

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

By Tom Elias, Columnist ​​There is no doubt California has a housing shortage. That’s fact even in the wake of...

Metro To Hold Community Meetings About Potential Green Line Extension

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Los Angeles Metro is holding a series of public meetings to discuss extending the Metro C or...

Another Mountain Lion Dies After Being Hit by a Car

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

P-89 found dead along the shoulder of the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills last month By Sam Catanzaro Another mountain...

Santa Monica Police Arrest Sexual Assualt Suspect

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

Anthony Barrett arrested in connection to June 28 assault By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica police are seeking the public’s help...

LA City Council Approves Expanded Anti-Camping Ordinance

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Bonin one of three not votes in expansion of LAMC section 41.18 Los Angeles City Council has banned homeless encampments...

Review: A Santa Monica Restaurant’s New Happy Hour is Top-Notch

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Birdie G’s in Santa Monica has a new Happy Hour and it is something special. For one...

Italian Market Coming to Montana Avenue

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

Sogno Toscano planned for 1512 Montana Avenue By Dolores Quintana Sogno Toscano is aiming to open a new “lifestyle cafe,...

Best of Santa Monica Awards Voting Now Open!

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

Cast your vote to support your favorite local businesses  Voting is now open for the Santa Monica Mirror’s annual Best...