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21 Year Old With A Gun Tries to Pick Up Women on Main Street

Blake Joseph Sheets, 21, arrested for pointing a gun on Bay Street

5/2: Santa Monica Police Department Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Bay Street to investigate an assault with a gun.

\When officers arrived on scene at 1:30 AM, they met with two women standing outside a liquor store. They that Blake Josephs Sheets, 21, accompanied by four other males, approached and attempted to speak to them about their vehicle. The victims refused the man's advance and asked to be left alone. After a short argument, the Sheets went to a black BMW with Texas plates parked nearby and retrieved a handgun. He returned to the victims and pointed the handgun directly at them. The suspect then joined up with his friends and fled in a separate vehicle.

Officers located the vehicle a short distance away. The subjects in the vehicle were detained and the victims identified Sheets as the person who pointed the gun at them. Officers then located a loaded firearm in the black BMW that was parked where the incident occurred. Sheets was arrested and booked for 245(a)(2) PC –Assault with a Deadly Weapon –Firearm. The four other individuals were interviewed and released, said Lt. Rudy Flores, Santa Monica PD PIO.

Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident is strongly encouraged to contactDetective Jacob Hollowaywith the Criminal Investigations Division 310-458-8934or Santa Monica Department's Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.


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