SMPD Arrest Man Who Allegedly Tried to Kill His Girlfriend with a Knife

SMPD wants the public to know there was only an attempted stabbing, not a shooting, near Virginia Park Sunday night



Jeremy Gonzalez, 29, suspect in attempted stabbing

May 10, 2021 - The Santa Monica Police Department successfully apprehended a suspect wanted for attempted murder after he fled on foot Sunday evening. At approximately 8:44 pm, the police responded to a call of an Attempted Murder, involving a knife, in the 1900 block of Cloverfield Blvd. This is near the 10 Freeway, about two blocks away from Virginia Park.


Physical distancing line to get into the Farmer's Market at Virginia Park last April

The victim reported that her boyfriend, identified as Jeremy Gonzalez, a 29-year old Hispanic male, attempted to stab her with a large knife. Gonzalez was reported to have fled the area on foot prior to police arrival. Officers located Gonzalez in a vehicle in the 2200 Block of Virginia Ave. As the police approached, Gonzalez fled on foot. A perimeter was established, and a K-9 search was conducted with the assistance of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Air Unit. Gonzalez was located and taken into custody a short time after.

Gonzalez was treated at a local hospital, after sustaining a laceration to his hand while jumping over a fence. He was booked for the following charges: 664/187 PC – Attempt Murder, 273.5 PC – Domestic Violence and 422 PC – Criminal Threats. The victim was not injured.

Anyone with additional information related to this incident is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division of the SMPD at (310) 458-8451 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.


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