Beverly Hills, Calif.- The Beverly Hills Police Department today announced the arrest of a suspect in connection to a shooting in the City's business district this past August.
On August 15, 2022, at 10:47 PM, Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) patrol officers responded to the 100 block of North Cañon Drive following the report of a possible shooting. They arrived to find a gunshot victim at the scene with non-life-threatening injuries.
After a thorough investigation, Max Alexander Whitehead, a 20-year-old male citizen of the United Kingdom, was identified as the primary suspect.
Last month, a felony criminal complaint for the charge of PC 664/187 and PC 245(a)(1) -Attempted murder and assault with a semi-automatic firearm with significant bodily injury- was filed against Whitehead by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
This morning, Whitehead was located in the City of Santa Ana, 50 miles south of Beverly Hills. The Santa Ana Police Department assisted BHPD detectives in safely taking Whitehead into custody. A search warrant was also executed on the 2900 block of South Fairview Road, and additional evidence was recovered.
Whitehead is currently being held on $1,080,000 bail at the BHPD jail and is scheduled for arraignment at the Los Angeles Superior Court Airport Branch on October 28, 2022.
Detectives are still determining a motive.
Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Beverly Hills Police Department at 310-285- 2125. Anonymous reports can be made by text to TIP BHPDAlert followed by the tip information to 888777. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. To access Crime Stoppers, download the "P3 Tips" Mobile APP or the website http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.