Gang Member Sentenced for Murder, Assault with Firearm
DATE: August 10, 2021
CASE: Keondre Pratt (Case #19FE017389)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Satnam Rattu, Homicide Unit
The Honorable Sharon Lueras sentenced Keondre Pratt to life in prison without the possibility of parole. On July 2, 2021, a jury convicted Pratt 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. An allegation that Pratt has a prior 2018 strike conviction for prohibited person possessing a firearm with a gang enhancement was found true at the sentencing hearing.
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. The firearm used in the murder was recovered and not registered.