Fifth Street Santa Monica saw a man stabbed to death in the early hours of April 5, with Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) now calling on witnesses to come forward.
Officers responded to a homicide call at 1548 5th Street, Apt. 408, Step Up on 5th, at 4:30am on Tuesday April 5, according to SMPD. An unidentified adult male was found inside an apartment with a stab wound to the chest.
Paramedics were called to the scene at 4:34am and transported an adult male to UCLA Westwood Trauma Center in critical condition, according to Santa Monica Fire Department.
The man was pronounced dead approximately one hour after arriving at the emergency room, according to SMFD.
Apartment resident, Guillermo Guerrero, aged 40, was arrested and charged with murder, according to SMPD.
Investigators said there were several witnesses to the crime and the investigation is ongoing. Contact Detective Mike Bambrick or Sgt. Maury Sumlin at 310.458.8437 if you have any information on the incident.