Police did say, however, they were tipped off via the Santa Monica Police Department's Homeless Liaison Program.
"The individuals who were solicited agreed to assist the Santa Monica Police Department in the investigation," a police statement said. "The results of the investigation revealed the murder-for-hire method, where and when the individual was to be killed, and the terms of payment."
Cruz has been charged with solicitation to commit murder and is being held on $5 million bail.
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