(L.A.) Deandre Shepard Jr., 20, Died at an Intersection

Case Number: 2023-03950

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 20-year-old Black male that occurred at an intersection.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Deandre Shepard Jr.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Multiple Blunt Force Injuries

RIP DEANDRE SHEPARD JR. (August 15, 2002 – April 13, 2023)

The decedent was a motorist who crashed into parked vehicles in L.A. shortly after Gardena police supposedly ended a pursuit.

At approximately 2:27 a.m., a Gardena Police Department patrol officer observed a gray Dodge Charger driving recklessly on Redondo Beach Boulevard in the city of Gardena.

The vehicle was allegedly speeding and failed to stop at red traffic light. The officer was able to catch up to the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver of the Dodge sped away, and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

The Dodge went onto the northbound Harbor (110) Freeway, followed by police, and exited on Manchester Avenue in L.A.

The lone pursuing Gardena police officer’s vehicle became disabled shortly after exiting the freeway, and the pursuit was discontinued. The Dodge was able to elude capture at that time.

A few minutes later, Gardena police were notified by LAPD that the Dodge had crashed.

The crash was reported at around 2:40 a.m. Thursday at 94th Street and Harvard Boulevard.