Man shot to death in Palmdale Friday

PALMDALE – A man was shot to death on Juniper Tree Road in Palmdale Friday morning, according to sheriff’s department.

As of 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, deputies were still releasing little information regarding the suspect or the motive for the shooting. They say the body of a white male was discovered on the 38000 block of Juniper Tree Road around 10:41 a.m.

Deputies are withholding the victim’s name until his next of kin is notified.

They are asking anyone with information on the shooting to contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Department at 661-272-2400.

UPDATE: The AV Press reported Saturday that the man was shot to death in a fight over a romantic relationship. The AV Press reports the man was shot after he tried to force his way into a home where a woman and man was staying.

UPDATE: August 29th – The man shot and killed has been identified as Paul Ames, 29, of Palmdale.

  20 comments for “Man shot to death in Palmdale Friday

  1. JJones
    September 25, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Is this the same gentle giant who punched the hispanic male that lived accross the street? Who drank and got high all day long, the same one who played loud music and got into fights without regard for his neighbours? You are in denial ladies!

    • David Moore
      September 25, 2011 at 11:19 am

      Yes the very same, J.Jones… I am a man who lives in Santa Clarita Valley! I have fallowed this story since inception! If you look below you can see what I have found out by just googleing him! I have a very close friend who lived accross the street from all this! And I am now concerned for thier safty… Some man can act completely irrational, with absolute disregaurd for anyone’s life or welfare and, have all thease delusional women try ansd tell us he was not that way? He must have had a large member or something?
      Are all women that impressional, or are these just the ones who are strung ouit? I can’t figure out where they get off telling us how good he is when in fact all you have to do to learn the truth is do an internet search. I don’t understand why they just won’t see this as a perfect example of what not to do!
      J. Jones, what is our world coming too?

      • David Moore
        September 25, 2011 at 11:47 am

        Oh… don’t you love how I am the heartless as#@!le for telling the truth?
        I guess if the truth hurts so bad… they are living in a delusional state of reality; or on drugs! LOL

        • David Moore
          September 25, 2011 at 11:49 am

          oops! truth… LOL

      • JJones
        September 25, 2011 at 11:21 pm

        I don’t think there is any reason to fear. Paul had beautiful kids and I am sure his wife is not crazy like he was. We all just want to live in harmony as good neighbours, I don’t wish them any ill. I only wish those kids will be given a better option than Paul and his late brother had. It is up to the mother now to try to guide those kids in the right path.

      • Gary R
        September 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm

        I wish more people would speak up. I have known the ames family for over a decade, paul if you knew him, was a great guy with a big heart and lots of respect. the only time I had ever seen or heard of paul harming anybody was when they really crossed the line. The who shot him must have been a real peice of sh!t for paul to want to kick his ass that bad. I think the guy probably spent a hell of a long time mentally breaking him down and sat in his house with a gun in his hand knowing pauls life story provoking him, and from what I heard beating his girl friend. Paul protected the people who cared about him. The suicide by cop statement pisses me off I think the shooter is a coward with a big mouth.

        • JJones
          October 4, 2011 at 12:15 am

          You can say all the nice things about him you want, but actions speak louder than words. The Ames family are probably nice people, but they did nothing about to control his behavior. The man was out of control whenever he got high. Not to mention the fact that there was drug dealing going out of that home, everyone in the neighbourhood knows it. How in the hell can people support themselves when they sit around all day long getting high and never going to work. don’t insult our inteligence by treating us like we’re stupid.

          • June M.
            October 5, 2011 at 11:53 am

            To you David Moore and you J Jones, I have had enough of you two talking about someone you know nothing about get your facts straight before you start making accusations. You think you know Paul he was my bestfriend my lover my Life.

            He was taken from me by a person with no regard to family or friends. yes i do know that for a fact.

            Yes Paul and so do I play the music load sometimes just as our neighbors do sometimes not all the neighbors but some, and we try to be respectful to our neighbors on the hours in which the music is turned up. And how would you know if he was drunk and getting high all day? Were you their? Do you live with us? Drug dealing really? Not for our home sorry again get your facts straight. What are you doing watching our house all the time if you think you know what’s going on at our home you must be watching should I be afraid now?

            Here let me give you a little insight this is how we support ourselves I go to work everyday Paul was laid off from his job do to the economy and he was collecting unemployment just as a lot of people are right now and we have roommates, You say Paul hit a guy across the street? please inform me when this was and what guy, The one’s that when we moved in that weekend the cops were called because they tried to break in to their next door neighbors, where 2 women and a child lived with knifes you mean the same people that got kicked out of that house because they are such good people.

            What federal case? He yelled at the mail man because the mail would not give us our mail while our dog was out in the front yard so we put our dog up and he refused to give us are mail still so Paul yelled at the mailman and because of Paul size the mailman said he was scared of Paul and the mail man called his supervisor, The supervisor heard Paul telling the post man off and called police because at any time if you yell at a mail man you get in trouble the police came Paul went with the Police no problem and had a couple anger management classes for yelling at a postal worker. No federal charges get your facts straight. I was the one that was mad because he would not give us our mail do you think
            If I a 5’5” woman yelled at the post man he would be afraid or I would have been arrested? No! I’m not 6’6′ and a man.

            The shooter threatened Paul’s life we all were friends so yes Paul was not afraid of him why would you think your friend is really going to shoot you. The shooter had his girlfriend call Paul the night before the shooting to come over, I answered the phone, Paul said too tell them no not tonight. First the mail box was not destroyed or ripped of the shooters home get your facts straight, yes he did pull the camera from the eve of the house he did not throw it across the street, the shooter is a paranoid abusive person that’s why he had a camera, He thought everyone was out to get him and Paul had tried to help him before Paul had talked to the shooter about his drinking and told him that the shooter needed to stop drinking because the shooter would black out and not remember what he did when he was drunk. As for Paul forcing the front door open into the house, Paul did not he was invited in they were having words outside in the shooters driveway the shooter told Paul to come in, I’ve talked to the neighbors of the shooter. Again get your facts straight. As for Suicide by cop over the ascendant when Paul’s brother Evan died your wrong. It hurts him but Paul and I have had many conversation about the accident and yes he felt responsible he was driving of course he would but he has forgiving himself it was an accident. You have no clue of what kind of man Paul was obviously you did not know Paul you did not live a life with him. So you may think you know in reality you have no clue. I think that some people on here just want to start crap about someone they don’t know because they are bored with their own life and have nothing better to do than make up stories. We all have our problems Paul included but Paul is one of those people that stood up for those that he loved and always put a helping hand out, He could be aggressive at times when protecting his loved ones, children or himself we all can be, its because of his size you fear him, if you knew him you would know what kind of person he was. So please stop with all the he did this he did that you don’t know us so stay out of our lives. Thank you to the people that have stood up for Paul you know who and what kind of person he was, we love you… P.J.

          • JJones
            October 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

            I would like to apologise to you. Maybe you are right, we don’t know you. I vented my frustrations on you and you are in mourning. One way or the other, we were all affected by this circumstance, you were the extreme, but for me it was only a couple of restless nights while first trying to understand my emotions. Death has a ripple effect on people that brings an array of emotions. For some is just devastating, others feel justification, others feel surprised when they learn about it, some may feel anger. Please understand that people will deal with it the best way they can. But time heals all wounds. Best of luck to you and your family…….end

  2. Sam R.
    September 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    He wasn’t 29 he was 26, and he was killed 9 days short of his 27 birthday. It was also the 6 year anniversary of when his little brother was killed, the man that shot him knew this too. TO the man who did this… I hope you get what you deserve for committing this senseless crime, you stole a dear friend and much loved family member from alot of us RIP PAUL AMES

  3. David Moore
    August 30, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Mrs. Katherine, Let me start with saying I am sorry for your loss! I have to ask you though? What would you do if someone forced their way into your home and threatened everything and everyone inside your home? I have said a good many prayers for your nephew. I have also prayed for your whole family but I have this nagging thought in the back of my head, that keeps saying “suicide by cop”. I think your nephew had to be in need of some desprate help! The condition of his mental health was in dire need of someone to help him through all of this! I think your nephew knew exactly what he was doing! I also think he knew exactly what the outcome would be! I know this makes nothing any better but, this should give us all an opertunity to look inside ourself’s. Many things had to go very wrong for all of this to take place. We should all be grateful for all we have(no matter how little)and take the time to tell our love ones that, we love them! Just think… What if someone had told Paul, I love you, right before he started all this. Maybe the same thing would have happened. I don’t know. I would not be so quick to judge the man who protected his home! I hope and pray as americans this never happens to anyone of you out there but if it happens to you, I hope you all act just like the man that was forced to shoot, Paul! I will continue to pray for all parties involved. I will pray for all family members with grief and loss. I also pray that this all stops right here. Katherine, I also hope you all act like reasonable adults. I do know, none of us know exactly what happened to start all this. All we know is the outcome. I do know beyond a shadow of a doubt, Paul had been crying out for help many many times and, you missed it or you ingnored it!

    • S. Parker
      August 30, 2011 at 11:42 am

      David, you are a coldblooded and heartless man! You seem to imply that this man deserved to die. I don’t know any of the parties involved but this I do know: No one deserves to be shot to death! There are ways to defend yourself without killing someone! By your own admission this man needed help. Killing him was NOT the answer. I do hope that justice is served in this case.

      • David Moore
        August 30, 2011 at 2:09 pm

        Yes in this world there are advocates trying to say just about everything…I also know the neither you or I know the whole story of this! Who knows how beligerant or crazy this Paul Adam Ames was acting? Willing to force his way into a home (with intent to hurt or kill) the residance of the home. (friends or not) He deserves any punishment, delt to him. S. Parker, it is so easy for you to sit there in your comfy home and say just how you think life should be! Truth be told. Life is cold blooded! Just lock your doors keep whinning about how guns are horrible thing. write your letters; bitching at the NRA and hope it never happens to you! As for me… I want to know why the sherrif didn’t show in time to prevent it all from happening? Where are all my tax dollars going. Esp. The 911 taxes we pay for!

        • Nicole
          September 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm

          I cannot believe you have the audacity to talk about this mans mental health or this situation as if you knew him personally. Because if you did i assure you your opinion would be different. I know everyone is entitled to there own opinion but now is a time to keep it to yourself. Especially when there are so many of us trying to come to the realization that our friend has been stolen from us and can never come back. A little advice…. Don’t believe everything you read. and if you choose to comment on it try not to sound like a complete asshole

          • Sam R.
            September 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm

            I agree with S. parker and Nicole, David Moore reading what you posted makes me sick to my stomach! HOw can you talk about this situtation the way you do? you know nothing of what happened. Paul was a big brother to me and was a gentle giant. basically everything that the paper said was bs, and regardless the circumstances the fact is that paul ames was stolen from us by a piece of crap drunk asshole and were all greiving his loss and trying to come to terms with the whole thing and you come on here blabering like an idiot. From now on dont say hurtful things about sombody who is no longer here to defend himself!!!!! YOU ARE A COLD BLODDED HEARTLESS ASSHOLE Paul i love you so much brother and miss you like crazy i hope you and evan are enjoying your time together

          • David Moore
            September 22, 2011 at 12:19 pm

            Yeah I know you will defend the recently departed until your last dieing breath! You say I have no clue? Well lets see!
            Why did Mr. AMes destroy the mail box at said address? Why did paul rip the security camera down and through it acorss the street? Why did paul force the frount door open at said residence? Why did Mr. Ames kick int the bedroom door and attack the resident?
            Why is it that Paul just finished a federal case… For attacking his Mail man? Why was he going to anger management? Why do you have to lie to protect your departed friend? Just accept what has happened and try to learn from it! As I add all the facts up? I think Paul was so depressed over crashing his truck and killing his little brother… He was attempting to commit suicide by cop. Why else would he continue to beat someone when they are on the phone with the sherrif? That is usealy when the intelligent poeple leave the scean!
            Look… I am not trying to make you angry or disrespect Mr. Ames but, You have to use your better judgement in this and accept he was utterly out of line!
            I wish there was some other outcome with all this but, it is what it is. We are the ones who have to live with it. Try to take what paul has done as a perfect examole of what not to do!

  4. katherine
    August 29, 2011 at 5:05 am

    I hope the guy is fried for killing my nephew. And to be so cold blooded to kill him on the anniversary of his Brother’s death should warrant severe punishment. He better hope my Brother doesn’t go crazy on his ass

    • K. Lundy
      August 29, 2011 at 6:10 am

      My condolences for your loss Katherine. NO ONE deserved to be shot to death and then denied their dignity by having their dead body plastered across the front page of the paper. It sickens me heart. I will say a prayer for you today.

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