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Shooting Suspect Injured After Gunfight With Police In Santa Monica
A man suspected of shooting and killing another man in Santa Monica on Friday was injured in a shootout with police following the fatal incident.
Police responded to reports of gunfire around 6:30 p.m. Friday evening at Hotchkiss Park, according to Santa Monica police. Officers arrived to see the shooting suspect fleeing on foot and police officers followed him, prompting the man to draw a firearm and shoot two rounds at the responding officers. The police fired back, injuring the suspect, who was then taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. No officers were harmed in the shooting, according to City News Service.
A witness at the scene told CBS that she initially thought the gunshots were fireworks until she heard a woman scream. She and other pedestrians saw the man lying on the ground after being shot and noticed the other man fleeing the scene.
The suspect is believed to be in his 40s and is facing charges of murder and attempted murder, according to ABC.
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