FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2013
Contact: Richard Lewis, Sergeant
|On June 9, 2013, at approximately 12:50 p.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of Exposition Boulevard, regarding a shooting that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, a 32-year old Hispanic male, was riding his bicycle westbound on Exposition Boulevard, when the suspect drove up alongside and fired several rounds striking him. The victim was treated by Paramedics from the Santa Monica Fire Department and transported to a local trauma center with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators responded and through their investigation, they were able to identify the suspect involved in the shooting as Levy Ernesto Rodriguez, a 24-year old Hispanic male and resident of Santa Monica. He is described as 6'3", 190 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
Search warrants were served on this same date and Rodriguez was not located. The vehicle believed to be used in the crime, was located and impounded as evidence. Investigators are asking for the public's assistance in locating Rodriguez. A Ramey Warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michael Bambrick at (310) 458-8933; 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.