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    Attempt Homicide

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    December 10, 2012
    Contact: Richard Lewis, Sergeant
    Phone: 310.458.8462
    e-mail: richard.lewis@smgov.net

     

    On December 8, 2012 at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Pico Boulevard regarding a shooting that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a female victim, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds had been transported to the northeast corner of Lincoln and Pico Boulevard.  The victim, an        18-year old female African American, was treated by Paramedics from the Santa Monica Fire Department and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    A perimeter around the 1800 block of Pico Boulevard was established and approximately one hour later, a vehicle, being driven by the suspect, attempted to exit the perimeter westbound on Delaware Avenue at 16th Street and was stopped.  The driver 31–year old Waiverly Thomas of Colton was arrested and a handgun believed to be used in the crime was also recovered.

    Based on the initial investigation, it appears that the victim was attending a memorial car wash at Pico and 19th Street when for unknown reasons, she ran from the parking lot and onto Pico Boulevard, where she flagged down a vehicle driving westbound.  As she entered the vehicle, the suspect ran up and fired several rounds from a handgun into the vehicle striking the victim.  The driver of the vehicle sped off and called 911 once he reached the corner of Lincoln and Pico Boulevard.  The driver was not injured.   

    The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Daniel Larios at (310) 458-8937 or Sergeant Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959 or, the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.

    If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-78-27463), or submit the tip online at www.wetip.com.  You will remain completely anonymous and may be eligible for a reward, up to $1,000.00, if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.

    Callers can also contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS, texting from your mobile, or by visiting their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org. Callers may remain anonymous and may be qualified to receive a $1,000.00 reward by Crime Stoppers.

     
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