(L.A.) Darell Cunningham Shamily, 31, Died in a Vehicle

Case Number: 2023-15128

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 31-year-old Black male that occurred in a vehicle in Northridge.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Darell Cunningham Shamily.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Traumatic Injuries

RIP DARELL D. CUNNINGHAM SHAMILY (April 4, 1992 – November 4, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 1:27 a.m.

The decedent was the off-duty LAPD officer who was killed by a DUI suspect in a traffic collision.


Incident Time: 1:19 AM
Location: 18101 W Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, California

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer and his front-seat passenger were killed this morning in a two-vehicle crash in Northridge triggered by a vehicle that ran a red light at over 100 mph.

The 20-year-old motorist behind the wheel of the black, four-door BMW was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, LAPD Chief Michel Moore said during a morning news conference in front of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Moore added that the driver was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

A passenger in the back seat of the officer’s white Infinity, an off-duty San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy, was also injured in the crash.

Firefighters were called to 18101 W. Roscoe Blvd., near the intersection with Lindley Avenue, at 1:19 a.m. Saturday, where they found three people trapped inside vehicles, one car lodged against a building and a damaged fire hydrant.

LAFD paramedics pronounced the LAPD officer and his front-seat passenger dead at the scene. Fire crews freed the trapped victims and took them to a hospital, where they were said to be in serious condition. The BMW driver was one of those injured.

The officer, who had just less than five years on the job, was survived by a fiancee, a 3-year-old son and a 6-year-old son. The officer had worked out of the department’s West Los Angeles station.


Northridge Trapped Vehicle – Fatality

1:19am 18101 W Roscoe Bl

Two-car collision with one car against a building, one sheared hydrant, and three patients trapped.

Firefighters conducted the auto extrication and transported three patients in *at least* serious condition. Additionally, two patients were determined dead on scene.

All questions regarding the collision are referred to LAPD Traffic Division Incident Number 0255. Drivers are advised to avoid the area as vehicles will remain in place until the completion of LAPD investigation and will impact traffic flow.