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Culver City Police Department
Thursday September 2nd, 2021 :: 01:27 p.m. PDT


Press Release- Attempted Murder Suspects Arrested and Charges Filed

Culver City Police Department
Manuel Cid, Chief of Police
Attempted Murder Suspects Arrested and Charges Filed
On August 24th at approximately 2:40 AM, Culver City Police Officers received a 911 call regarding gun shots heard in the area of Mentone Ave. and Culver Blvd. CCPD Dispatch relayed that the reporting party stated that they heard gunshots and observed a male Black subject drop a handgun in the street. Moments later, a dark colored sedan arrived, picked up the subject, and fled the area in an unknown direction. 
CCPD officers arrived on scene where they located a handgun and a significant amount of blood in the area.  Moments later, CCPD Dispatch advised that there was a gunshot victim at a local area hospital Emergency Room. CCPD Officers responded to the hospital and located a subject, Jermaine Beard, suffering from a gunshot wound. 

Later in the morning at approximately 11:30 AM, Culver City Detectives identified two subjects in a nearby business who were believed to be involved in the shooting incident earlier that morning.  Detectives later learned one of the subjects was the victim of the aforementioned shooting. Detectives served a search warrant at the business and recovered an additional firearm and other evidence at the location.  Detectives continued to investigate the incident and learned that Beard had attempted an ambush style shooting of the victim.  Detectives determined that Beard was shot by the victim, who was also armed with a handgun, during the commission of the ambush shooting.  Beard was arrested for attempted murder and taken into custody upon being released from the hospital.
On August 26, 2021, CCPD Detectives submitted the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.  The LADA filed attempted murder charges on Beard, he remains in custody.
Culver City Detectives identified Markel Parker and Destiny Sandoval as the two occupants of the dark sedan that was involved in the shooting.  On August 31, 2021, at approximately 8:30 AM, Parker and Sandoval were arrested outside their Los Angeles residence. Both subjects are believed to be involved in the ambush style shooting. 
On September 2, 2021, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed Attempt Murder charges on Markel Parker and Accessory charges on Destiny Sandoval. Both subjects currently remain in custody. 
Anyone with additional information related to this crime is asked to contact Culver City Police Department Assistant Chief Jason Sims at 310-253-6391 or the Watch Commander at 310-253-6202.

Culver City Police Department
4040 Duquesne Ave
Culver City, CA 90232

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