Santa Monica police have arrested a Los Angeles man who was allegedly involved in the shootings of three men and one woman in front of a residence on 11th Street in Santa Monica early Sunday, July 15th.
Police were called to the 400 block of 11th Street at 1:50 p.m. regarding a report of shots fired.
Several witnesses who had been attending a party at a residence in the area told officers that several of the people at the party had gotten into an argument in front of the residence, Santa Monica police Lt. Alex Padilla said.
One person involved in the dispute then allegedly displayed a gun and several gunshots were fired, Padilla said.
When police arrived at the residence, the people involved in the argument had already fled the scene, he said.
Witnesses told officers that they saw some suspects fleeing in a silver-colored BMW 5-series.
While the officers were still at the scene, they were notified that two shooting victims, a man and a woman, had arrived at a local hospital and were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The woman had been shot in the leg and the man had been shot in the forearm and lower torso, Padilla said.
A few minutes later, two other men, who were also victims of the shooting, arrived at another local hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. One victim had been shot in the thigh and the other victim had been shot in the leg, Padilla said.
Police detectives said they were able to identify one of the suspects involved in the shooting after talking to witnesses and the victims. This suspect voluntarily came to the police department, where he was arrested and booked for conspiracy and attempted murder.
The suspect, identified as Justus Sackett-Michel, 21, is being detained at the Santa Monica jail and his bail was set at $1 million.
Police said they have recovered the vehicle in which the suspects fled following the shooting.
The investigation is ongoing and police are looking for additional suspects.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8427, or detectives at (310) 458-8451.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also call the We-Tip national hotline at (800) 782-7463 (800-78-CRIME).