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Two Hospitalized After Second Home Invasion Robbery in Santa Monica's North of Montana Neighborhood

 
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By Lookout Staff

May 27, 2017 -- A victim was stabbed and another beaten Friday evening during the second violent home invasion robbery in two weeks in Santa Monica's North of Montana neighborhood, according to police.

The incident -- which took place shortly before 6 p.m. on the 200 block of 19th street -- led to a standoff with officers after the two suspects fled the scene, police said.

"During the incident, multiple victims sustained injuries," police said in a statement. "One suffered significant injuries from stab wounds and the second suffered injuries from a blunt object."
Brian Noah Morgan suspect in home invasion robbery
Brian Noah Morgan (Photo courtesy of SMPD)

The victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment, police said.

The victims were a father and his 19-year-old son who live in the house in the upscale neighborhood near the exclusive Riviera Country Club, according to media reports.

The son was struck with a hammer or hatchet, and the father was stabbed 15 to 20 times when he tried to intervene, according to family members interviewed by KABC.

They are expected to survive, according to the family members.

Officers who arrived at the scene after receiving a call at 6:01 p.m. spotted a possible suspect, who hid in the rear yard and refused to comply, police said.

SMPD Crisis Negotiators negotiated with the suspect, who was taken into custody with the assistance of a Police K-9 and SWAT officers.

The suspect, identified as a male juvenile, was transported to Eastlake Juvenile Hall and booked for attempted homicide, robbery, conspiracy and violating parole.

The second suspect, who has been identified as Brian Noah Morgan, 24, fled northbound in a vehicle, according to police.

"Officers were able to gather the vehicle information including the license plate details and alert surrounding law enforcement agencies," police said.

Morgan was arrested at around 10:30 p.m. by El Monte police officers in the inland city some 27 miles east of Santa Monica.

He was booked for conspiracy, robbery and violating parole, police said. Morgan is being held at SMPD Jail with no bail options.

Friday's incident marks the second violent home invasion robbery in Santa Monica's upscale North of Montana Neighborhood.

On May 15, a man was severely beaten during a home invasion robbery on the 500 block of 17th Street some five blocks from Friday's crime scene ("Santa Monica Resident Severely Assaulted in North of Montana Home," May 17, 2017).

After that incident, police issued a community alert saying the department would "immediately be deploying additional officers in the community to address your safety concerns."

Anyone with additional information related to Friday's incident should call Detective Goodwin (310) 458-8942, Detective Leone (310) 458-8949, or the Santa Monica Police Department (310) 458-8491.

 


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