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SMPD Seeks Public Assistance on Suspicious Death Investigation

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)

458-8491.

A meeting will be held to discuss the development of rules governing the use of police body cameras.

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