Santa Monica Lookout
Charges Against Suspect in Santa Monica Shooting Dropped
By Lookout Staff
February 8, 2013 -- Prosecutors dropped the case against Waiverly Thomas, who was arrested as a suspect in a shooting on Santa Monica's Pico Boulevard in December.
The Los Angeles District Attorney's (DA) office cited a need for further investigation into the incident, which happened near a memorial car wash.
Witnesses said that the victim ran from the car wash and flagged down a car heading west on Pico Boulevard.
The suspect ran up to the car, shooting at the car several times. The victim's wounds were “non-life threatening,” according to officials.
The driver was not injured.
Police arrested Waiverly in connection with the shooting after they set up a perimiter around the area.
When police arrested Waiverly, they found a handgun in the car he was driving. At the time, police believed the gun to be the one used in the shooting.
According to the DA's office, Waiverly was charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm as a felon.
The investigation into the incident continues.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Daniel Larios at (310) 458-8937 or Sergeant Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959.
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