September 27, 2021 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

Two Charged With Attempted Murder in Connection to Culver City Shooting

Ambush shooting remains under investigation by Culver City police

By Chad Winthrop

Two suspects face attempted murder charges following an ambush shooting in Culver City recently.

According to the Culver City Police Department (CCPD), on August 24th around 2:40 a.m., officers received a 911 call regarding gun shots heard in the area of Mentone Avenue and Culver Boulevard. CCPD Dispatch relayed that the reporting party stated that they heard gunshots and observed a man drop a handgun in the street.

“Moments later, a dark colored sedan arrived, picked up the subject, and fled the area in an unknown direction,” CCPD said. “Officers arrived on scene where they located a handgun and a significant amount of blood in the area. Moments later, CCPD Dispatch advised that there was a gunshot victim at a local area hospital emergency room.”

CCPD Officers responded to the hospital and located a subject, Jermaine Beard, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Later in the morning around 11:30 a.m., CCPD Detectives identified two subjects in a nearby business who were believed to be involved in the shooting incident earlier that morning. Detectives later learned one of the subjects was the victim of the aforementioned shooting. Detectives served a search warrant at the business and recovered an additional firearm and other evidence at the location.

“Detectives continued to investigate the incident and learned that Beard had attempted an ambush style shooting of the victim. Detectives determined that Beard was shot by the victim, who was also armed with a handgun, during the commission of the ambush shooting. Beard was arrested for attempted murder and taken into custody upon being released from the hospital,” CCPD said

On August 26, CCPD Detectives submitted the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office (LADA) for filing consideration. The LADA filed attempted murder charges on Beard and he remains in custody.

CCPD Detectives also identified two individuals, Markel Parker and Destiny Sandoval as the two occupants of the dark sedan that was involved in the shooting. On August 31 at approximately 8:30 AM, Parker and Sandoval were arrested outside their Los Angeles residence.

“Both subjects are believed to be involved in the ambush style shooting,” CCPD said.

On September 2, 2021, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed attempt murder charges on Markel Parker and accessory charges on Destiny Sandoval. Both subjects currently remain in custody.

in Crime, News
Related Posts

Recall Bonin Leader’s Home Vandalized After Address Posted on Twitter

September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

LAPD investigating September 16 incident By Dolores Quintana and Sam Catanzaro Katrina Schmitt, one of the leaders of the Recall...

Pair Charged With Hate Crime For Attack Outside Beverly Grove Sushi Restaurant

September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

Two men were charged today for an assault outside a sushi restaurant earlier this year By Chad Winthrop Two men...

Is Cash Coming Back for the Big Blue Bus?

September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021

Santa Monica City Council discusses possibility of restoring cash service for buses  By Dolores Quintana Santa Monica lawmakers recently discussed...

Inglewood Man Arrested for Playa Del Rey Hit-and-Run That Killed Mother Cradling 3-Year-Old Killed

September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021

Darwin Dantzler, 39, arrested Wednesday By Sam Catanzaro An Inglewood man was arrested this week in connection to a Playa...

UCLA Study Suggests Nearly Half of LGBT Renters Behind on Rent Fear Eviction Within 2 Months

September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021

UCLA study sheds light on concerning issue  By Susan Payne According to a recent UCLA study, nearly half of the...

Man Arrested for Shooting at Family’s Vehicle Following Mar Vista Collision

September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021

LAPD arrest Victor Manuel Espino By Sam Catanzaro Police have arrested a man for shooting at a family following a...

Culver City High School’s Vanessa Andrick Named National Merit Semifinalist

September 15, 2021

September 15, 2021

Submitted by the Culver City Unified School District This week, officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that Culver...

Westside Man Pleads Guilty to Gambling Away Fraudulently-Obtained COVID-Relief Loans

September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021

Andrew Marnell pleads guilty to one count of bank fraud  By Chad Winthrop A West Los Angeles man pleaded guilty...

Vaccine and Mask Mandates for Santa Monica College In-Person Classes this Fall

September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021

As Santa Monica College returns for the fall semester new protocols are in place, learn about campus capacity, vaccine and...

Mother Cradling 3-Year-Old Killed in Playa Del Rey Hit-and-Run

September 13, 2021

September 13, 2021

LAPD searching for suspect in connection to Saturday night incident By Sam Catanzaro Police are searching for a suspect wanted...

Police Searching for Suspect in Daylight Multi-Stabbing

September 13, 2021

September 13, 2021

Multiple victims in Saturday stabbings near Culver City By Chad Winthrop Police are searching for a suspect wanted for stabbing...

Culver City Crisis Negotiators Called to De-escalate After Man Floods Trader Joe’s Restroom

September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

Culver City Police Department Crisis Negotiation Team handles September 7 incident By Sam Catanzaro Crisis negotiators responded to a Culver...

Westsider Sentenced to Federal Prison for Running Massive Telemarketing Scheme that Targeted Charities

September 8, 2021

September 8, 2021

A West Los Angeles man was sentenced last week to 48 months in federal prison – plus an additional 28...

CCHS Class of ’64, Operation USA Donate 250,000 Face Masks to CCUSD

September 8, 2021

September 8, 2021

Culver City Unified School District Richard Walden was watching television when news of the CCUSD vaccination mandate was making news...