FROM SMPD: On June 11, 2016 at approximately 5:06 p.m., the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a request for assistance from the Santa Monica Fire Department regarding a subject down in the 1300 block of 5th Street. The victim was unresponsive and suffered substantial head trauma. The victim was transported to a local hospital.
On June 12, 2016 at about 4:40 a.m., the victim succumbed from his injuries.
Further investigation revealed the decedent was the victim of an aggravated assault and stabbing. Santa Monica Detectives learned the decedent was involved in an altercation on the Santa Monica Pier earlier in the day. Follow up investigation led to the arrest of suspect, Theo Andrew Krah.
On June 13, 2016, Krah was taken into custody in the San Diego County area by SMPD Detectives. Krah was booked at SMPD Jail for homicide and is being held on a 2 million dollar bail.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Daniel Larios (310) 458-8937 or Sgt. Maury Sumlin (310) 458-8437 during normal business hours or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.