A nightclub safety guard and father of two younger ladies was brutally crushed to demise by a gaggle of practically a dozen folks outdoors a Hollywood nightclub.
Daniel Sandifer, 32, was killed Sunday morning after a gaggle approached him and began an altercation that turned violent and Sandifer was stomped and crushed.
The younger father was rushed to a close-by hospital, the place he later died.
According to the household, Sandifer was additionally his aged grandmother’s major caretaker.
“He just didn’t deserve this, a father of two girls,” a buddy of Sandifer informed ABC7. He didn’t deserve any of this. Good man… good man, liked him as an individual, household oriented man.”
Daniel Sandifer was killed outdoors Dragonfly nightclub in Hollywood, California on Sunday
Police stated a gaggle of 11 males stomped and attacked Sandifer outdoors the Dragonfly membership
The brutal assault occurred round 2 a.m. as police responded to Dragonfly nightclub within the 6500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.
When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a person — later recognized as Sandifer — mendacity unconscious on the street and never respiration, the LAPD stated.
The altercation started when a gaggle of males, all of their twenties, approached Sandifer and started a confrontation, beating him up after he fell to the ground.
It will not be clear what prompted the ugly assault.
A buddy of the younger father who spoke to ABC 7 described Sandifer’s assault and demise as fully pointless.
“It was cruel. That shouldn’t have happened,” he stated. “They should have just let it go, walked away. He had a life. He had two children to go home. Now he can’t see his children.’
Sandifer’s father also spoke to ABC 7, but did not appear on camera.
He told reporters that the 32-year-old was his firstborn and that he and his loved ones are currently mourning the death.
KCAL spoke with Brittany Jones (pictured), Sandifer’s ex-wife
A small memorial outside the Hollywood nightclub where Sandifer worked
On Monday, flowers and candles were left outside the nightclub where he worked.
“As we begin to process and mourn the loss of our colleague, Dragonfly will be closed,” the membership wrote on Instagram. “Our hearts are with his family right now.”
KCAL spoke to Brittany Jones, Sandifer’s ex-wife, who stated the household is coping with unspeakable ache from their loss.
“As a mother of his children, this hurts in so many ways,” Jones stated. “You have no idea.”
According to associates and kinfolk who spoke to native media, Sandifer was taking good care of his aged grandmother alongside along with his two younger daughters.
Jones, together with LAPD detectives, is now asking anybody who noticed or witnessed the incident to return ahead.
“If anyone has information, please provide that information,” Jones stated. “And try to get justice for Daniel.”
‘We know that people often record these kinds of incidents on their mobile phones. We would encourage them to share that with us because it can help bring a sense of justice to this person’s household,” stated LAPD Detective Samuel Marullo.
The suspects allegedly left on foot, heading west on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Security footage of native companies has been captured and detectives are at the moment inspecting it to acquire info.
No suspects have but been recognized and the motive remains to be unclear presently.
Anyone with info is requested to contact LAPD at 213-382-9470.