Michael Latt, a 33-year-old Hollywood social justice advocate and founder of Lead With Love, was fatally shot during a robbery at his Mid-City residence. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed the arrest of 36-year-old Jameelah Elena Michl, who lived in her car, on charges of murder and first-degree residential burglary with a person present.
Michl, allegedly armed with a semi-automatic handgun, is accused of targeting Latt due to his connection with a woman she had been stalking. On Monday, she reportedly forced her way into Latt’s home on Alandele Avenue and shot him. Responding officers found Latt with gunshot wounds, and despite being rushed to the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.
District Attorney Gascón expressed deep sorrow over the loss, highlighting Latt’s dedication to justice and equity. Latt’s mother, Michelle Satter, an executive at the Sundance Film Festival and upcoming recipient of the Academy Awards’ Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, mourned her son’s untimely demise in a heartfelt statement.
Currently held on a $3 million bail, Michl’s vehicle has been seized as evidence. She is slated for arraignment on December 15th and faces life imprisonment if convicted. The police have appealed for information regarding the shooting and encourage anyone with knowledge to contact West Bureau Homicide Investigators at (213)382-9470 or anonymously via LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or their website.