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Friday February 24th, 2017 :: 04:30 p.m. PST

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**Update** #LASD Homicide Shooting Death Investigation, 43600 blk 15th Street West, Lancaster

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of a male adult that occurred on Friday February 24, 2017, at approximately 2:53 AM on 43600 block 15th Street West, Lancaster.
 
Detectives have learned that Lancaster Station deputies responded to the location for a “burglary in progress” call for service. When deputies arrived, they found the front glass door of the business shattered.  An employee of the business met the deputies outside the location and explained to the deputies that at the time of the burglary, the store was closed for business when several suspects broke the glass and entered the store. 
 
One of the suspects grabbed the cash register, while the second suspect forced his way past the front counter and approached him with a tire iron.  The employee, fearing for his safety, shot the suspect with a gun he had inside the store.  The suspect collapsed inside the store while the other suspect ran away. 
 
 
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.  The deceased suspect had no identification on him and has yet to be identified. The deceased suspect is described as a male black adult, possibly in his 20’s.  
 
 
The second suspect is still outstanding and the only description given is a male.
 
The tire iron that the second suspect was wielding was recovered at the scene. 
 
This employee was interviewed but was not arrested.  The employee’s firearm was recovered at the scene. 
 
The facts of the case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.
 
The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
Authored by:
Grace Medrano, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700

**Original Press Release**

DATE:  Friday, February 24, 2017

TIME:   02:53 A.M.  

LOCATION:  43600 block of 15th Street West, Lancaster

SUSPECT(S):  Male Adult

UNIT: LASD Homicide Bureau, Lieutenant Corina

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are responding to the 43600 block of 15th Street West, Lancaster, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a male adult.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
 
Authored by:
Caroline Rodriguez, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700


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