SMPD Makes an Arrest in August 20th Shooting Incident on Santa Monica Pier.
Accused shooter is Ivan Galiano, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga. He had plenty of ammunition.
August 29, 2018
Police Arrest Suspect in Pier Shooting
Early Sunday morning of August 20, 2018, Santa Monica Police were called to a shooting on the Santa Monica Pier.
A woman had been shot in the leg by a man accompanied by a woman, but she refused to identify the couple, who left after shooting her around 6 am.
Police have not only identified but arrested the shooter. He is Ivan Galiano, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga.
After the shooting, the victim was assisted by medical personnel at the scene and later transported to a local hospital, treated for a non-life-threatening wound, then discharged later that day.
SMPD Detectives identified a suspect. He had been taken into custody, for an unrelated crime, by the Upland Police Department, about twelve hours after the shooting. Galiano was in possession of ammunition at the time of his arrest.
Galiano is currently on Los Angeles County formal probation for weapons and drug offenses.
On August 30, 2018, he was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office with 664/187 P.C.- Attempted Murder, 245(b) P.C. - Assault with a Deadly Weapon (firearm), and 29800(a)(1) P.C. - Felon in Possession of a Handgun.
Galiano remains in custody with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, pending his transfer to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.