Man, juvenile in custody in connection to violent Santa Monica home invasion




SANTA MONICA >> Police Saturday released the name of the suspect and the possible charges he and his alleged juvenile accomplice will face for a violent home-invasion robbery in Santa Monica that left two people injured.

Brian Noah Morgan, 24, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, robbery and parole violation and was being held at the Santa Monica Police Department jail without bail, said Santa Monica police Lt. Saul Rodriguez.

Police did not release a place of residence for Morgan.

His alleged accomplice, a male juvenile, was arrested on the same charges — which also included attempted homicide — and has been taken to Eastlake Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles, Rodriguez said.

Both were arrested in connection with a robbery that occurred at a home in the 200 block of 19th Street, near San Vicente Boulevard and the Riviera County Club, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.

Officers arriving at the scene saw a suspect, who fled from them to a rear yard at a home in the 200 block of 20th Street, Rodriguez said.

“The suspect secreted himself in the rear yard and refused to comply with officers,” he said, adding that a SWAT team and crisis negotiators were dispatched to the scene. “Following a period of negotiations, the suspect was taken into custody with the assistance of a police K-9 and SWAT officers.”

The second suspect fled the location in a vehicle northbound and out of sight, he said. Officers were able to gather vehicle…

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