The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public’s
assistance with any witnesses to a suspicious death investigation.
On February 26, 2017 at about 5:08 a.m. SMPD responded to the 1300 block of 16th Street
regarding an unconscious victim lying on the ground with a head injury. Santa Monica Fire
Department Paramedics were notified and responded. Upon arrival, the victim was
pronounced deceased by paramedics. SMPD Detectives were notified and responded to the
scene for an investigation.
Detectives are investigating a possible link to this investigation with an earlier radio call for
service. Earlier this morning at about 12:45 a.m., SMPD responded to the 2100 block of Pico
Blvd regarding a possible shooting. Officers discovered evidence of a shooting in the
immediate area; however, no victims or suspects were located. At this time, it is unknown if the
two incidents are related.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are interested in speaking with anyone who was in
the area. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective D. Larios (310) 458-
8937; Detective B. Cooper (310) 458-8478 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310)