Steven Pratt, second from the left, with his band Poop
Steven Pratt, second from the left, with his band Poop

Poop Drummer Steven Pratt Died in Bloody Altercation, Second Man in the Hospital with Serious Injuries

UPDATE: Poop bassist Jacob Bach was arrested after the beating-death of Steven Pratt. Click to read the update.

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We're sad to say that the local punk scene just suffered a major loss just a couple days ago. Police are investigating the death of Steven Pratt, drummer of OC punk band Poop, who may have suffered from blunt force trauma after an altercation with an unidentified man in a Fullerton rehearsal studio. Just before 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to the 1100 block of East Elm Avenue near Raymond, the Register reports

According to Fullerton Sgt. Jeff Stuart, officers found two men bleeding--they were were taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange where Pratt, 44, died of his injuries. The other man is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Stuart said Pratt's identity was confirmed late Tuesday night. According to Stuart, it appears Pratt and the other man knew each other but that hasn't been confirmed. Sources claim another musician may have been the second man at the scene who went to the hospital.

Poop, formed in 1993, includes vocalist Shott Hoogland, bassist Jacob Batch, and guitarists Mike Silva, Jayson Kern and Danny Kaye.

Authorities say there was no evidence of a robbery or that there were weapons involved. Detectives are trying to determine if Pratt's death was a result of blunt force trauma but are awaiting autopsy results. Given that the time the two men were discovered, it appears to have been a really late night for both of them before the incident took place. Police are still looking for witnesses and no arrests have been reported. Below, we dug up a video of Pratt playing with his band last month at Banana's in Fullerton. Regardless of what happened, the local community has definitely suffered the loss of another great drummer.

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