SMPD investigating Tuesday night incident
By Sam Catanzaro
Police are investigating reports of shots fired on the Santa Monica Pier.
According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on August 31, at about 12:54 a.m. officers responded to a report of shots fired at the Santa Monica Pier.
“Comments on the call indicated the reporting party heard approximately 3-4 gunshots, then witnessed an unknown male running towards the Ferris Wheel and out of sight,” the SMPD said in a press release. “When [officers] arrived on scene, they met with a witness who reported that she recovered a handgun dropped by a male while he was trying to jump over a fence.”
Officers did not find any victims. According to the SMPD, however, the officers located spent casings and impact holes on a wall.
The suspect who dropped the handgun is described by police as a Hispanic man, 25-30 years old, approximately 5’7”, black hair, brown eyes wearing a black hat and black clothing
Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident or individual is encouraged to contact Detective Tavera with the Criminal Investigations Division at 310-458-2256 or the Santa Monica Department’s Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.