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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Saturday April 3rd, 2021 :: 09:02 a.m. PDT

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**CORRECTION**: SATURDAY- LASD Homicide Detectives Responded to a Shooting Death Investigation, 44600 blk 18th St West, Lancaster

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a male adult in Lancaster. The incident was reported on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at approximately 2:14 a.m., on the 44600 block of 18th Street West, Lancaster.

At 2:14 AM, this morning, Deputies from Lancaster station responded to the 44600 block of 18th Street West, Lancaster regarding a gunshot victim call. When Deputies arrived, they discovered the victim, a male white in his early thirties, unresponsive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators learned the victim was at the location with friends when the suspect pulled out a rifle to show them. At some point the rifle was discharged, striking and killing the victim.

The suspect remained at the scene and was detained for questioning. 

The rifle was recovered from the scene.

The investigation is ongoing as to whether the rifle was discharged intentionally or negligently.

There is no further information 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), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org 
 
 
Forwarded by:  

Deputy Enrique Godinez  
Sheriff's Information Bureau 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
211 West Temple Street
Los Angeles California 90012  
http://www.lasd.org    
213-229-1700  


**ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE***

DATE:
   Saturday, April 3, 2021      
                            
REPORTED AT: 2:14 a.m. 
                               
LOCATION:  44600 block of 18th Street West, Lancaster
  
VICTIMS:  Male Adult
  
SUSPECT: Unknown   
  
UNIT:  Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Alfred
 
NARRATIVE:  
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are responding to the 44600 block of 18th Street West, Lancaster regarding a shooting death investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at approximately 2:14 a.m.
 
A male adult victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 
  
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), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org 
 
 
Forwarded by:  
Deputy Eric Ortiz  
Sheriff's Information Bureau 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
211 West Temple Street
Los Angeles California 90012  
http://www.lasd.org    
213-229-1700  
   

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Alex Villanueva, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 
 
 

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