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19-Year-Old Santa Monican Dead After Shot by Brother

Updated 1:55 p.m. August 27, 2019

Shooting occurs in Wilshire-Montana area Sunday evening

By Sam Catanzaro

A 19-year-old Santa Monica man died after a shooting incident occurred in the Wilshire-Montana area Sunday evening following a family argument.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), the incident happened around 5:25 p.m. Sunday, August 25 near the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Idaho Avenue in a residential apartment complex.

According to eyewitnesses, officers wearing bulletproof vests entered an apartment building at 914 Lincoln Boulevard Sunday evening amid a heavy police presence in the area.

914 Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica. Photo: Sam Catanzaro.

The Los Angeles County Coroners Officer says the victim, identified as Charles Mondev of Santa Monica, died at 6:39 p.m. Sunday.

According to the SMPD, the shooting occurred after two brothers got in an argument around 6:25 p.m., with one brother shooting the second brother. Police arrived on the scene to find the deceased brother says the SMPD.

SMPD officers booked the brother, Christopher Mondev, 21, around 12:13 a.m. Monday morning.

Authorities have released no further details about this incident. Check back for updates.

This is the second shooting to occur in the past month in Santa Monica. On August 16 security guard opened fire, non-fatally shooting a knife-wielding suspect who approached an armored truck near a crowded Third Street Promenade.

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