(L.A.) Daniel Sandifer, 32, Died After Being Beaten

Case Number: 2023-09720

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 32-year-old Black male that occurred in a hospital/polyclinic.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Daniel Sandifer.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Head Trauma

RIP DANIEL SANDIFER (January 4, 1991 – July 30, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 2:26 a.m.


A security guard was beaten to death by a mob of a half-dozen to a dozen young men outside a Hollywood nightclub early Sunday.

The attack occurred about 2 a.m. at Dragonfly Hollywood at 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., near Wilcox Avenue.

“For unknown reasons, a group of seven to 11 male Blacks in their 20s confronted the victim and when the victim lost his footing and fell to the street, the suspects advanced and began kicking and stomping the victim,” LAPD said in a press release. “The suspects fled on foot westbound on Santa Monica Boulevard to southbound Hudson Avenue.”

The security guard was no longer breathing when he was found by paramedics. He was rushed to a hospital, where he pronounced dead from his injuries.

Daniel Sandifer was a father to two young girls.