October 7, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Man Arrested for Santa Monica’s Second Homicide of the Year

Lamont E. Horton arrested in connection to August 11 murder

By Sam Catanzaro

A man was arrested by Santa Monica police last week for the city’s second homicide of the year.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), on August 11 around 10:47 a.m., officers were dispatched to a call of unknown trouble at a residence of a multi-family apartment complex in the 1400 block of Lincoln Boulevard.

“Several witnesses reported hearing a female screaming for help from one of the units,” the SMPD said.

SMPD officers arrived at the complex three minutes later, according to the SMPD.

Officers entered the unit and discovered a deceased female who appeared to be a victim of a homicide.

Witnesses told officers a male left the unit and provided the officers with the suspect’s description. A responding motor officer spotted a suspect and followed him until he was safely detained at the Jack in the Box at 802 Santa Monica Boulevard.

The male subject, later identified as 47-year-old Lamont E. Horton, was positively identified by witnesses as the male who came out of the apartment.

“Horton is believed to be known to the victim,” the SMPD said.

Horton was arrested and transported to the SMPD Jail where he was subsequently booked for murder.

Anyone with any additional information about this incident is strongly encouraged to contact Detective Burciaga (310) 458-8932 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at (310) 458-8426.

This is the second murder to occur in Santa Monica this year, following a July 29 murder at the Santa Monica Public Library Main Branch.

in Crime, News
Related Posts

Santa Monica Burger Joint Big Jo’s Closing After 65 Years

October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

Restaurant to close October 17 after property sold By Sam Catanzaro Burger joint Big Jo’s, a Santa Monica institution for...

Madame Wu, Famed Santa Monica Restaurateur, Dies at 106

October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

Restaurateur begind Madame Wu’s Garden passes away September 19 By Dolores Quintana Sylvia Wu, born Sylvia Cheng, was much better...

Stacked Lineup of Restaurants Planned for Delta’s New LAX Terminal

October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

Alfred Coffee, Native, Chicken + Beer and more set to come to the all-new Terminal 3 By Dolores Quintana A...

Third Annual Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant Application Period Now Open

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Applications due January 6, 2022 Submitted by the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument (VJAMM) Committee The Venice Japanese American Memorial...

Santa Monica Human Services Grants Program Request for Proposal for FY 2023-27 Now Open

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Applications due January 18, 2022  On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the City of Santa Monica released a Request for Proposals...

Westside Ladies Clean Up History in Santa Monica

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Members of the Santa Monica Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) spent some time this past month cleaning a...

Local Businesses Donate $400,000 to We Are Santa Monica Fund to Support Police Cadet Program

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Program to be reinstituted thanks to donation Last week, the Santa Monica City Council approved budget appropriations for a $400,000...

Chevy Takes Over Electric Avenue For EV Test Drive Event

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

Local EV test drive event showcase the utility of EVs and EUVs in addition to new models by Chevy..Video sponsored...

Adult Female P-65 Is the First Mountain Lion in Study to Die of Complications From Mange

October 4, 2022

October 4, 2022

P-65 was found dead by biologists on March 4, 2022, near a stream in the central Santa Monica Mountains Adult...

Santa Monica Businesses Welcome German Health Trade and Science Delegation

October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

German Minister-President, State Secretary and business leaders visit Santa Monica, forging path in artificial intelligence and medicine Quantgene, a Santa...

Santa Monica Police Department to Begin Enforcement for Vehicles Parked on Parkways

October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

Officers will also enforce vehicles parked on driveway aprons The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will soon begin to cite...

New Affordable Housing Development Coming To 7th Street: Santa Monica Real Estate Report – October 3rd, 2022

October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

Property, Developments, and Listings on the Westside.*  New Affordable Housing Development Coming To 7th Street* The Director Of Community Services,...

Developer Plans 136 Units of Housing Near Expo-Bundy Station

October 1, 2022

October 1, 2022

By Dolores Quintana  A new development could be on the way near the Metro Expo/Bundy station in the future if...