A collision in Santa Monica resulted in a shooting and attempted murder charges for both drivers.
Officers were flagged down by an individual reporting gunfire near the intersection of 6th Street and Broadway at around 3:42 p.m., authorities with the Santa Monica Police Department said.
At the location, police discovered two vehicles that had been in a collision and one victim with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
Witnesses told authorities that the driver of an SUV, who was involved in the collision, exited the vehicle and shot at the other car.
Investigators also learned that the second driver intentionally crashed his car into the alleged shooter’s car.
A handgun was recovered at the scene.
The SUV driver, Emilio Reyes, had been struck by a bullet in his upper arm, and investigators determined that the van driver, Manuel Jaramillo-Heredia, had fired “several rounds” at Reyes after they were involved in an argument before the violence began, police said.
“In response, Reyes intentionally rammed his SUV into Jaramillo’s van twice, while he was still inside,” police said.
Both Jaramillo-Heredia, 52 and of Inglewood, and Reyes, 43 and of Los Angeles, were booked for attempted murder.
Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact Detective George Burciaga at 310-458- 8932 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8426.