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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday September 1st, 2010 :: 09:28 p.m. PDT


Man shot by Lancaster business owner while allegedly burglarizing store

On Wednesday morning, (09/01/10) at approximately 3:30AM, Lancaster Sheriff's Station deputies responded to the 200 block of East Avenue K-8, Lancaster, regarding a burglary just occurred call.

When deputies arrived they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound outside the business which is located in an industrial area of Lancaster. He was transported to a local hospital where he was initially listed in extremely critical condition.

Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives responded to the scene and after their initial investigation learned that at least two men broke into the store and were confronted inside by the owner.

The owner fired a handgun at the suspects, hitting one and possibly wounding the second.

The hospitalized suspect was pronounced dead at 4:30PM today. He has been identified as 28-year-old Robert Summers of Lancaster. Property from the business was recovered from Summers. No additional suspects have yet been located.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you can call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website

Homicide Bureau Investigators:
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Sergeant Anderson
Detective Robison
Detective Gallagher

by Sgt. Diane Hecht
Deputy Lillian Peck
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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LASD - Lancaster Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
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Lancaster, CA 93534

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