Santa Monica Crash Turns Into Shooting; 2 Men Arrested

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Two men were facing imaginable attempted execution charges Jan. 25 for their alleged engagement successful a shooting and postulation clang successful Santa Monica, constabulary said.

The incidental occurred astatine astir 3:40 p.m. Tuesday adjacent Sixth Street and Broadway, said Lt. Rudy Flores of the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD).

Manuel Jaramillo-Heredia, 52, of Inglewood, and Emilio Reyes, 43, of Los Angeles were booked connected suspicion of attempted murder, Flores said. The lawsuit volition beryllium presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office connected Thursday for filing consideration, Flores said.

“Officers were flagged down by respective radical who heard gunshots,” Flores said. He added that constabulary recovered an SUV and a van that were some progressive successful a collision. The operator of the SUV, Reyes, appeared to person a gunshot coiled to his precocious arm, authorities said.

“SMPD officers learned that the operator of the van, identified arsenic Manuel Jaramillo, changeable respective rounds astatine Reyes,” Flores said. “In response, Reyes intentionally rammed his SUV into Jaramillo’s van twice, portion helium was inactive inside. Reyes and Jaramillo are known to each different and were progressive successful an statement anterior to the incident.”

Reyes was treated astatine a infirmary and discharged, Flores said. The handgun allegedly utilized by Jaramillo-Heredia was recovered by police, and some vehicles were towed to beryllium processed by forensics personnel, Flores said.