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Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder of Woman on Santa Monica Pier


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By Lookout Staff

August 30, 2018 -- A Rancho Cucamonga man with a felony record was charged Thursday with attempted murder in the shooting of a woman on the Santa Monica Pier earlier this month.

Ivan Galiano, 20, was arrested by Santa Monica police while in custody for another crime committed in Upland 12 hours after he was suspected of shooting a woman at the west end of the pier August 23.

Pier shooting suspect Ivan Galiano

Ivan Galiano (Courtesy SMPD)

The 26-year old woman, described as Asian and black, was treated for a gunshot wound to the thigh and released, police said ("Woman Shot on Santa Monica Pier," August 23, 2018).

She described the shooter as a Hispanic in his 20s or 30s accompanied by a Hispanic woman, but she refused to cooperate with police.

Investigators were able to identify Galiano as the suspect and determine that he had been taken into custody by the Upland Police Department for an unrelated crime .

"The suspect was found in possession of ammunition at the time of his arrest," said Sgt. Rudy Flores.

Galiano is currently on Los Angeles County formal probation for weapons and drug offenses, Flores said.

In the Santa Monica incident, Galiano was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a handgun.

He remains in custody with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department pending his transfer to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with additional information should contact Detective Richard Elias at 310-458-8943 or Sergeant Chris Skogh at 310-458-8992.


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