BHPD Arrest Suspect in Connection with August Shooting

The Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) has arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting on Aug. 15 on North Canon Drive. The announcement came as the Courier was going to press on Oct. 27.

The shooting in question took place on Aug. 15 at 10:47 p.m. Police officers responded to the 100 block of North Canon Drive following the report of a possible shooting in the vicinity of the Nusr-Et Steakhouse. They found a gunshot victim at the scene with non-life-threatening injuries.

After conducting an extensive investigation, Max Alexander Whitehead, a 20-year-old male citizen of the United Kingdom, was identified as the primary suspect.

A felony criminal complaint for 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 last month.

On Oct. 27, 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 Oct. 28. Detectives are still determining a motive in this case, and anyone with information is urged to call the Beverly Hills Police Department at 310-285-2125. 

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