Security Guard Beaten To Death By Mob In Hollywood, Police Say


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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A 32-year-old security guard was allegedly beaten to death by a mob of men outside the Dragonfly Hollywood nightclub Sunday.

Daniel Sandifer, a father of two from Compton, was beaten to death by a group of seven to 11 men, according to ABC 7. Witnesses reportedly said the group of men confronted Sandifer about something, and the argument turned violent. At some point, when Sandifer fell to the floor, the group allegedly beat him and stomped on him.

“He just didn’t deserve this, a dad of two girls,” an anonymous friend told the outlet. “He deserved none of this. Good dude … good guy, loved him as a person, family-oriented man.”

Sandifer was rushed to a local area hospital, where he later died of his injuries, ABC noted.

Homicide detectives from Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau are asking any and all witnesses to come forward and for all cell phone footage of the attack. Sandifer’s attackers were said to be in their 20s, and fled the scene on-foot, according to the New York Post. (RELATED: LA District Attorney Offering Shuttle Service For Workers To Avoid Crime Ravaged City)

Along with his work as a security guard and father, Sandifer was the primary caregiver to his grandmother, the Los Angeles Times reported.