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SMPD Shoots Musician After he Rushes them in Alley Off Lincoln Blvd Sunday Morning

Police respond to 10th Street and Pacific Avenue after multiple calls about a male subject creating a disturbance

Early Sunday morning, Santa Monica Police were attacked by Wolfgang Mountford, 29, in an alley off Lincoln Blvd, near Grant Avenue. Police say the man rushed them, an officer pulled his sidearm and fired one shot which struck the man.

Fire department paramedics treated the man, who was taken to a hospital. Later he was treated and released. Police say they had encountered the same suspect earlier in the day. The press release from the SMPD is below.

Santa Monica, CA: On July 14, 2019 at about 2:11 a.m., Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to a radio call for service in the area of 10th Street and Pacific Avenue regarding a male subject creating a disturbance.

Multiple calls were received of a male subject yelling loudly, throwing trash cans around and trying to open car doors. Officers handled a similar call involving the same subject and similar circumstances earlier that morning.

Officers located the subject in the 2000 block of Lincoln Court. As officers exited their vehicle, the subject ran towards one of the officers. An encounter ensued between the subject and one of the officers.

During the encounter, the subject was struck by a single gunshot fired by the officer. Officers immediately began to render medical aid to the subject. Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and treated the subject. The subject was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The subject was treated and later released from the hospital.

The subject is identified as Wolfgang Mountford, a 29-year old white male from Van Nuys, CA. Mountford was booked at the Santa Monica Jail for 69 P.C. – Resisting an Officer with Force/Violence. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

Airport Branch for filing consideration.

The incident is under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Santa Monica Police Department. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Officer Involved Shooting Response Team was notified and responded for an independent investigation. In accordance

with Santa Monica Police Department Policy in relation to an officer involved shooting, a concurrent administrative investigation has been initiated

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Santa Monica Police, at 310-458-1491.


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