Gang Member Convicted of Murder, Assault with Firearm
DATE: July 6, 2021
CASE: Keondre Pratt (Case #19FE017389)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Satnam Rattu, Homicide Unit
Keondre Pratt was convicted by a jury of the first-degree murder of Syncere Dixon and assault with a semi-automatic firearm. The jury also found true allegations that the murder was committed by shooting from a vehicle and that the crimes were committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
On September 15, 2019, Pratt noticed a rival gang member driving in his neighborhood. While on foot and armed with a semi-automatic firearm, Pratt ran into the road and fired his weapon 16 times at the rival member’s vehicle. On September 21, 2019, Pratt was driving his vehicle and encountered another vehicle full of rival gang members. Pratt pursued the vehicle as the rivals tried to speed away from him. Pratt was able to pull up next to the rival’s vehicle and fired 10 times. The victim was shot as he sat in the front passenger seat and died on the scene.
An allegation that Pratt has a prior 2018 strike conviction for prohibited person possessing a firearm with a gang enhancement will be determined at sentencing.
Pratt faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Sentencing is set for August 9, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 22 before the Honorable Sharon Lueras.