UPDATED: Man shot to death in Lancaster Thursday night

Family members of the victim placed two candles and a cross next to the tree where the victim was shot, neighbors said.

UPDATED 7/2/2012: The man shot and killed on Thursday, June 28 has been identified as 25-year-old Terry Antwon Jones of Lancaster.

LANCASTER – A man was shot and killed in Lancaster overnight.

The incident happened around 9:06 p.m. Thursday in the 44000 block of Beech Avenue, according to a Sheriff’s press report.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities have not yet identified the victim or released a motive in the case.

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.

The AV Times will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

Updated 6/29/12 at 1 p.m.: The shooting happened near the courtyard of The Village at Beechwood apartments, located at 44063 Beech Avenue in Lancaster. A group of neighbors, who did not want to be identified, said they heard multiple gunshots Thursday night.

Neighbors also said a second female victim was shot in the buttocks, but survived. A Lancaster deputy confirmed that a second eyewitness was shot in her lower body, but referred all other questions to the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.

Neighbors said the female gunshot victim was transported to the hospital, but left her apartment unlocked. They said her apartment was burglarized after she left.

The Homicide Bureau is expected to release more information on the shooting later this afternoon. We will bring you that information as soon as it becomes available.

UPDATED 6/29/12 at 3:30 p.m.: The Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau has released more information on the fatal shooting Thursday night. Read the update below:

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man and the wounding of a woman in the 44000 block of Beech Avenue, Lancaster.

Detectives have learned that the victim and the suspect were arguing with each other when the suspect produced a handgun and fatally shot the victim multiple times in the upper torso.

A woman who was standing near the scene, and not related to the victim, was shot in the lower torso. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect, a male Black, remains outstanding. The motive for the shooting is unknown.

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 texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

  49 comments for “UPDATED: Man shot to death in Lancaster Thursday night

  1. cutieone
    July 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    hey i was there when the young man got shoot and the gurl
    and it was not funny at all i was scared for me and my baby
    i stay in the beechwood and yes this not a good place to stay at …my son was outside and he seen it all …. and my son was playing before all this shit went down …its crazy on beech

    • July 8, 2012 at 8:09 am

      Ive also been to the beachwoods . My question is to u parents. You know how it is there , expecially at night. Why you allow your children to play outside at 9:00 at night and we all know the get down of the beachwoods. The partyn n fightn that occurs.. if you live there you gota know the risk “jus sayn”

      • jus sayn
        July 8, 2012 at 8:19 am

        Im not refering to you cutie. Im jus sayn ive seen children playn out there at 10_11 at night. Its jus not safe.

  2. July 2, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Wasnt self defense it was sumone who jus shot n killed our friend cause he was mad… R.i.p t.j…

    • ujay
      July 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      r.i.p tj!

  3. Palmdale_Steve
    July 1, 2012 at 7:51 am

    And the best part

    “Neighbors said the female gunshot victim was transported to the hospital, but left her apartment unlocked. They said her apartment was burglarized after she left.”

    Yes that’s a community drawing together in bad times. Wonder how “they” will blame this part on Whiteie or the deputies.

    • Quigley
      July 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      That’s what goes on in the projects and ain’t no one gonna snitch…

  4. Sam
    June 30, 2012 at 7:15 am

    No more apartments in Lancaster!
    Landlords, please raise the prices to drive out the thugs!

    • T-Bone
      June 30, 2012 at 7:42 am

      Those Appartments are Crap! You can raise the rent. Bulldozer is needed!

      • T-Bone
        June 30, 2012 at 7:45 am

        I meant Can’t Raise the rent…

  5. Jsc
    June 30, 2012 at 2:26 am

    When will the ignorance stop smh I don’t feel safe out here anymore time to move ASAP

  6. Concered
    June 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    “Male black”…….once again!

    • ujay
      July 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      r.i.p tj.true another black man has fail,its dumb to me that everyone acting like crime is up in lancaster due to blacks and apartments..crime has always been in lancaster but before it was the kkk was killing hanging people and acting like the ruled the world but nobody reported that!when crime happens to blacks its offensive news.when its others its swept unde tbe rug by daddy!idgaf were he was and what color he is.the point is he is gone and none of your eaciat comments are helping catch a murderer!

      • What???
        July 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm

        When was the KKK “killing and hanging people” in Lancaster? give me a break!

        Is that what your mommy told you when you were in the U-Haul on your way out to the desert from Compton?

        Got news for you- Crime WASN’T “always in Lancaster” either! Whoever told you that is full of shit!

        At one time, Lancaster and Palmdale were some of the safer and more desirable communities for middle class working families in Southern California.

        In fact both cities were pretty safe right up until about 2003/2004 when the Comptonites discovered us.

        What you people have done to these towns lately with your crime rate and gangbanging is UNFORGIVABLE! And you wonder why there is so much animosity and why us longtime residents are bitter and resentful? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Gerald
          July 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

          Hanging blacks? No. Beating blacks to death? Yes. Just 15yrs ago. When all our crime was perpetuated by our resident nazi lowriders. Or a 1/2 dozen other tweeker white suprimist groups that ran our towns. Black folk, and to a lesser degree Hispanics were forced to live in Sun Village. Hard to commit crimes in a city one isn’t allowed to live.

          • What???
            July 11, 2012 at 3:48 pm

            You dont have a damn clue what you are talking about!!!!! I am Hispanic and I was not “forced” to live in Sun Village nor was I or any of my friends or family “beat up by nazi lowriders”. I grew up on Beech Ave between J and the Blvd and we never had a problem with anyone. Now this town if full of rude, ignorant thugs from Compton who like to rob our stores, shoot people and break into our homes! it is Freaking Insane!

          • Gerald
            July 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm

            I don’t know what I’m talking about? Really? You need to do your homework. Start with the 25 page expose in 95′ concerning the AV’s white supremacist groups. Along with the homeless black men that were beaten to death by those same groups. Which is the one and ONLY reason Antonovich set up our human relations task force. It was about 69′ when we started allowing certain Hispanic’s to move in town. It was about 75 that we allowed certain blacks (professionals) to move into town. Don’t much care where you grew up. Those are the facts. Had a cross burned in the front yard of a black home in 2000 5 houses down from me. Had white supremacist attack my mothers lawn chairs (cuz they are soooo brave) in 2003 because she had grandkids of color. Friends who bought in Antelope Acres in 2002 had a provision in the original deed stating that the property could never be resold to ANYONE of color. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones. The fact that you don’t want to believe it has little to do with what is or isn’t real. Again do your homework.

          • really
            July 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm

            I am not arguing with your above statement, but I take issue with the rationale. If we are to believe your statements what caused the nlr and other supremacy groups to leave? Crime as well as populations are evolutinary. The groups you speak of were aggresively arrested and drove out town. That was applauded by all as it should have been, today we face a different problem and when something is said about the current crime trends they are labeled a racist. I am glad the dirtbags you speak of no longer thrive out here but now we need to deal with our current problem.

          • Gerald
            July 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm

            I don’t disagree. I just get sick and tired of hearing how this used to be some haven where everything was sunshine and prosperity until people of color moved here. It wasn’t. And we were brutal to people of color. This isn’t even distant history. We just have a new set of criminals, and many of the old criminals got breaks, and more than one got jobs in our local government. Rex being a perfect example. He wasn’t JUST a user, he was a dealer. And he is now our mayor. Does that mean he’s still a bad person? Who’s to say? But no one can say that he didn’t turn his life around. So with such an example, who is to say the same can’t be true with the many young black criminals we are dealing with now?

          • Gerald
            July 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm

            And it wasn’t necessarrly the law that drove them out of town. It was the town being SHAMED in the national media that really forced things to change. The 20+ page expose on our “white makes right” mentality was in the New Yorker. The cross burning on my street got little attention, but another cross burning on a professional black family’s lawn did, and a movie named “not in our town” was made, yes, about US in Lancaster about the same time is what forced our leaders to take action. Embarrassment, not a sense of justice, turned that problem around.We even had some white deputies involved. One who was investigating the disappearance of another deputy either involved with/or investigating the white supremacist crank trade was just railroaded last year in court for his investigation. The movie “Salton Sea” even touched on our crank trade ran by both white suprimist, the hells angels and dirty cops. Just because people here don’t pay attention doesn’t mean these things didn’t go on, and to some degree are still with us.

          • really
            July 12, 2012 at 12:00 am

            I am not disagreeing, but it is quite clear that the biggest threat to our community is the current influx of crime commited by young black men. There are a myriad of reasons for this (lack of jobs lack of mentorship programs for young people, the collapse of the two parent home etc) I am by no means saying lets run black people out of town, Im saying until we acknowledge this is a problem that needs to be addressed in many different ways, we will be unsucessful in bettering things. There will always be problems to address, but answer this question; Other than increased law enforcement ( which was needed just based on population growth anyways) what has either mayor put in place to help with our current problems. Also you may want to be careful how far your comments go about people (Rex) a judge just ruled that a website release the identity of its posters, here is the link:

          • Gerald
            July 12, 2012 at 10:07 am

            Again Really, not disagreeing with you. Part of the problem here now is we don’t see the professional people of color and their children. I’ll take that a step father and say we don’t see the poor single mothers (or fathers for that matter as I know more then one) who have worked hard to keep their kids in line. We only see those who have committed crimes.
            Poverty and hopelessness are the biggest cause of crime. By over building (3 times in the last 3 decades) we bring in investors, which brings the poor, for the lower housing rents compared to LA.
            If we give ex cons no chance to reenter we give them no chance to change. I do disagree about our towns. I see little from Lancaster, but Palmdale has actually held job days at their worksource for ex-felons, and the article on this site about the rehabbing and then homing for ex-cons will help. We would best serve this issue if we truly tried to reach out to their kids, In school or wherever we come into contact with them. It’s easier to change a child than an adult. For those who say it’s the parents jobs to do this, I say of course. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are parents who just won’t do their job.
            And I hear you about Rex. Not sure he would really want to go there, as many remember, but one never knows.

  7. Quigley
    June 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Same sh!!, different day! The Antelope Valley…..

  8. Rebecca
    June 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    The victim is my bestfriends fiance. My heart goes out to her n his family. R.i.p my friend

  9. AV Town Crier
    June 29, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Now you know why Caroll and Rex Parris have CCW’s. The streets just aren’t safe.

    • Boscoe
      June 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Like they actually travel in those areas. What about “Joe Citizen”? Why cant we be given the same opportunities to defend ourselves and our families like the privleged ambulance chaser? Same ole BS.

      • J
        June 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm

        Nope us peasants can’t be trusted to defend ourselves only the King Rex and his cronies get to do that. I’ve lived in this neighborhood for over 20 years and Beech has always been filled with scumbags, that whole street needs to be bulldozed to get rid of these cockroaches ruining our neighborhood.

        • boscoe
          July 1, 2012 at 7:01 am

          Yes, but to listen to Rex and his bought and paid for Sheriff’s Captain, crime is down and we’re safe. Does anyone actually believe that sheet? I carry every day, I will stand up for my family and I and let a jury decide my punishment should I get “cited out” like dear ole Carol. No way will I be remembered as someone who “should have had a gun”

          • July 5, 2012 at 6:15 am

            Boscoe you are correct on this one in my humble opinion only it should be added that those bought and paid for sheriffs are all too often the ones putting john n jane q citizen at risk and turning john n jane q citizen into john n jane q doe. So carry on my friend and protect ur family!! awesome and should i be on the jury that decides well I know ur family will be happy to have u at home after the time u spend locked up cuz we know darn well that u or i would not be cited out and IF we got bail set at all it would be well over a million dollars I ‘m sure. maybe Rexy Poo would loan us the cash out of the city’s legal defense fund that they have a link to on the city website. lol

  10. Sad
    June 29, 2012 at 11:41 am

    let me guess….it involved black males (20-25 yrs old) again!

  11. AV Town Crier
    June 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

    There were other shooting victims.

    • Cheri
      June 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

      That’s what I thought I was listening to my scanner last night, 2 or 3? Wonder why they left that out????

      • Aaron P
        June 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

        What part of Beech Ave did it happen?

        • Cheri
          June 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

          I think J4, apartment building.

          • OKy
            June 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm

            That is the area behind the Cruz-Thru Car Wash and it has been a “hood” for the past 20 years now! Not surprised that this happened at all! Its the place to go to get drugs and the place where the hookers get ready for their nightly walks on Sierra Highway. I know this because my aunt went to church at the old Nazarene church there and I went with her a couple times.

            The city needs to go in there and tear all of those hood rat apartment buildings down like they did along Avenue I across from the liquor store on 13th Street West.

          • Stinger
            June 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

            They already ARE tearing down apartments there. The area has gotten better than it was in the late 80’s/early 90’s but it still has a boatload of problems. I think there is only like one apartment complex that the city won’t buy because it’s actually well run. The rest of ’em, though, are slated for demolition (some of them are already gone).

          • Tina Marie
            June 29, 2012 at 8:10 pm

            They should also buy Sunset Ridge and either turn it into condos/ senior housing or tear the [removed] down! The place is a cesspool!!!!!

          • Cheri
            June 29, 2012 at 10:33 pm


          • Adam Chant
            July 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm

            What there has been development in Lancaster that isn’t on the BLVD? No way… sarcastic
            One of the best improvements done in a long time is converting those apartments to single family homes on the north of Ave I.

      • North County
        July 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

        The article mentions two shooting victims. At the time you were listening to your scanner it was probably pretty chaotic and the Deputies were going with what preliminary info they had at the time.

  12. Leave me alone
    June 29, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I understand anger. I understand hate. I understand self-defense. What I don’t understand is how a person can be so enraged that they end another person’s life. I just can’t empathize with violence to that extreme.

    Granted, the motive is not known, and the incident is yet to be determined as “murder”, but my guess based on the neighborhood is that this was not self-defense.

  13. Rome
    June 29, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Sad bcuz I heard of this at work an the name sounds like a guy I know hope its not but if so then prayers to u an urs also if u can email me a pic of the victim if u get any thank u

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