SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — A 29-year-old man is in custody Monday for attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend in an incident that many believed was a shooting at Virginia Park in Santa Monica.
There were several inquiries about a shooting by Virginia Park Sunday night, according to Santa Monica police spokesman Lt. Rudy Flores. However, the incident actually involved a woman who reported her boyfriend, Jeremy Gonzalez, had tried to stab her with a large knife. The woman was not injured.READ MORE: Free Dodgers Tickets For 1,000 Fans As Incentives Continue Rolling In For Californians Who Received The COVID Vaccine
Officers were called to the attempted stabbing at about 8:44 p.m. in the 1900 block of Cloverfield Boulevard, but when they arrived, the suspect had run from the area on foot. Gonzalez was later found inside a car in the 2200 block of Virginia Avenue, but when officers tried to take him into custody, he ran off again, Flores said.READ MORE: Driver Killed After Careening Into Hancock Park Home, Sparking Fire; Street Racing May Be To Blame
Police set up a search perimeter and deployed a K-9 officer, while a LAPD helicopter searched the area. Gonzalez was eventually found and taken into custody.
Gonzalez was treated at a hospital for a cut to his hand he sustained while jumping over a fence, police said. He was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, domestic violence and making criminal threats, and is being held on $1 million bail.MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Prepare As Hot Spell Expected To Bear Down On Southland Next Week
Anyone with more information about this incident can contact Santa Monica police’s criminal investigations division at (310) 458-8451.