Shooting Suspect Arrested

Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer

Santa Monica Police called on the LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT) and the Unmanned Aerial Systems Team (drone Team) to arrest Eliott Ferrando, 24 of Los Angeles. Los Angeles County District Attorney filed charges against Ferrando for two counts of attempted murder stemming from a shooting on September 6, 2021.

Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to a report of 'Shots Fired' in the area of Yorkshire and Pico at 1:21 pm on Sept. 6th, said Lt. Myesha Morrison in a press release.

The officers met with a victim and witnesses who reported that the suspect in this incident rammed the victims' car from behind in a possible road rage incident. The victims got out and tried to run, but were targeted by the suspect who fired several gun shots at them. A bullet grazed one victim's knee. He was transported to a local hospital.

Ferrando was arrested without incident in the Los Angeles area, booked for attempted murder and held in Santa Monica on $1,000,000 bail. A subsequent search of his home uncovered a handgun believed to have been used in the September 6th incident.

On September 23rd, the case was presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney for filing. Ferrando was transferred into Los Angeles County Custody and charged with two counts of attempted murder, with a recommendation for bail to be set at $1,008,000.


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