The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has disclosed the identity of the suspect in the recent fatal shooting of Michael Latt, a former Netflix staffer and consultant for Array. The suspect, Jameelah Elena Michl, was apprehended on the doorstep of Latt’s Mid-Wilshire home shortly after the incident, which occurred at 6 p.m. on November 27.
According to law enforcement, Michl, who was reportedly living in her car nearby, allegedly invaded Latt’s residence where he lived with his girlfriend. She reportedly made no attempt to flee the scene. Latt, a veteran studio operative and activist, later succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital.
As of now, the LAPD has not established a motive for the killing of the 33-year-old Latt. Michl is currently detained, with bail set at $3 million.
Michael Latt, the son of Michelle Satter, founder of the Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Lab, was recognized for his contributions to supporting artists and promoting organizations that uplift artists of color. Satter, who was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, expressed her grief on social media, highlighting her son’s dedication to storytelling and social change.
Latt, known for his work in social impact initiatives, was the founder of Lead with Love, established in 2019. He also served as a communications director and political advisor for Common’s nonprofit Imagine Justice from late 2016 to mid-2021.
In his career, Latt held a managerial position at Netflix from April to November 2021 and consulted for various organizations, including Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Now, Warner Bros Pictures’ Multicultural Marketing Department, and Annapurna Pictures’ “If Beale Street Could Talk”. His earlier roles included work for the Sundance Institute, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, and marketing for several films and studios, including Magnolia Pictures’ “I Am Not Your Negro” and Fox Searchlight’s “Birth of A Nation”.