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August 18, 2020

On August 18, 2020 at 4:43 AM, Pacific Grove Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic situation, in which the suspect was yelling and breaking commercial building windows in the 1200 Block of Forest Avenue, in the Forest Hill Plaza shopping center. It was later determined a victim had been shot and the suspect remained on scene with the firearm in her possession.

Officers were able to assist the victim from the scene. The victim was subsequently transported to a local hospital for care and treatment, and is expected to recover.

The suspect continued to remain on scene, maintaining the weapon, pointing the firearm at herself and making claims of harming herself.

The Special Response Unit and Crisis Negotiation Team were dispatched and responded to assist. Officers were able to successfully de-escalate the scene, negotiate with the suspect and bring it to a peaceful resolution without using force. At 7:08 AM, the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

Jennifer Razo (39) of Monterey, was arrested for Attempted Homicide and Criminal Threats. She was subsequently transported to Monterey County Jail.

The Pacific Grove Police Department would like to thank all regional Monterey Peninsula Police Officers who serve on the Special Response Unit and Crisis Negotiation Teams, including Monterey, Marina, Seaside, CSUMB, Sand City, Del Rey Oaks, and Carmel Police Departments. In addition to our public safety partners at the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, Monterey Fire Department, and American Medical Response.

If you have any additional information with this on-going investigation, please contact the Pacific Grove Police Department at (831) 648-3143, the Tip Line at (831) 648-3159, or