Man shot to death in Lancaster Thursday

The shooting happened in the 500 block of West Oldfield Street. Photo by LUIS MEZA.

Photo by LUIS MEZA.

LANCASTER – A man was shot and killed in Lancaster Thursday night, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 7:05 p.m. in the 500 block of West Oldfield Street, according to a sheriff’s press report.

The victim was shot multiple times and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, the report states.

There is no further information available at this time.

We will have more details on this incident at they become available.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may do so by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Shooting location.

  24 comments for “Man shot to death in Lancaster Thursday

  1. ryenisha jackson
    August 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    where was the eye in the sky????

  2. abdul majeed askia
    August 27, 2012 at 7:35 am

    America. We love to be entertained with violence ! We just don’t like the real live consequences of negative influences. As they say, we want our cake
    and eat it to. We want to entertain the devil (do all sorts of wicked
    things )and expect positive results. I studied how I slipped, got caught
    up in my younger years. I back tracked over all my foot steps. Its
    sort’ve like being at a wild party but don’t want anyone to get drunk or
    being in somked filled room of marijuana without getting a contact high.
    The more rearch I did I discovered it wasn’t any one incident as much as
    it was a life style, as everybody is doing it but evrybody is not getting
    caught or going to jail i.e.driving under the influence,drinking a couple
    of beers before hitting the road. Various chioces sets the stage for
    incaceration. Of course most of us feel “it could never happen to me,it
    only happens to other people or those people over there!”You see we
    want the wild party (but no fights),the alcohol but no alcohol addictions.
    The drugs but no side affects.Something like numerous relations but yet
    wanting peace of mind. we need to be honest with ourselves if we intend
    to get a handle on things. Certainly it starts with the individual,the
    family and ultimately the community because it is a lot of individuals
    doing the same thing. Like a parolle being told not consume alcohol
    and the parole agent has a bar at home. I know this gets us upset and
    all ready to start fault finding and condemning one another but the idea
    here is to see the full picture. The more a person can see and understand
    the better off they are when making choices. We have all heard the old
    saying “can’t see the forest for the trees?”

  3. Dewayne
    August 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    A city is only as good as its elected officials, if you ppl out there keep electing crooks then you city is going to be crooked.. Get that crooked mayor Out of Office!

    • H8 Section8
      August 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      The only ppl that want our “crooked mayor” voted out are the Hug-A-Thug types and certain blacks. Sorry to tell you but there’s a “new sheriff in town” named Parris and your token black mayor Hearns is gone and he ain’t coming back. So GET OVER IT or LEAVE. Bye-Bye!

    • GhettoThugzSuck!
      August 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      “crooked mayor” ?????????? where are you living? Compton? watts? So Central? the only “crooked ppl” around are these ghetto thugs robbing people and comitting crime and making life hell for everyone else.

  4. sacryinshame
    August 25, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Sorry for the victims family. The loss if a loved one is hard to handle.

  5. ryenisha jackson
    August 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    well at the very least ….the blacks are taking each other out…. while they say no one wont give them a chance you should wonder why your own dont give you a chance just sayin

  6. TheTruth
    August 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Let’s don’t get too upset about this quite yet. Although this Valley has gone to hell, joe citizen being murdered is still VERY rare. I’m sure we will find out very soon this is black on black, ghetto on ghetto and/or gang crime. Then, TCAL, the NAACP, Darren Parker, and Al Sharpton will show up and demand a stop to black on black violence. OK…I’m kidding about the last part.

  7. August 24, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    The perp walked into the living room of the house where the victim had been crashing for several days, and said the guy owed him money. An argument ensued. The couch surfer died on the operating table, and the perp will likely die in prison.

  8. August 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I witnessed the murder and also have reliable knowledge of the LEAPS program. The aircraft could not have prevented the crime, (a-la-Minority Report or Orwell’s ThoughtCrime in 1984) but it might have helped LEO’s to apprehend the perp sooner and obviated the expensive helicopter scramble that ensued. It flies only four 2½-hour sorties each day, at irregular intervals so bad actors can’t schedule their crime. It may not have been up at the time of the murder. I’m not an advocate for LEAPS, but reality needs to be part of any public discussion.

  9. AVtime reader
    August 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Wow! it happen few hundred yards from where the police live:-) is that a safe place for gangsters?

  10. Boscoe
    August 24, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Lancaster continues it’s slide into the [removed]hole it has become. Pretty sad how we as a people have allowed this to happen. I guess our “Mayor” and his gun tooting wife have nothing to fear with their permits and bodyguards, but the “Joe Citizens” such as ourselves take our lives into our hands each time we step out…..pretty fricken sad.

  11. D. Fife
    August 24, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Hmmm…probably a dope deal gone bad. OR, the victim just pawned some stolen goods at the seedy pawn shop on the corner so that he could feed his needy family, and was ambushed for his cash.

  12. Naysayer
    August 24, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Any coincidence that the shooting happened right down the street from a gunshop? NOt that Im against guns. But maybe if the victim had taken the time out to go there and arm himself properly perhaps he would still be breathing today.

    • gofigure
      August 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      Coincidentally, this is just after the peeping tom– I mean “eye in the sky” is rolled out… I distinctly recall people spewing how it will PREVENT crime. See? Cameras in the sky won’t PREVENT anything.

      • William
        August 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

        You beat me to it.

        The bad guys just have to keep a lookout for a plane buzzing around and wait till it’s on the other side of town to do their work.

        • Megan
          August 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

          That’s not how LEAPS is set up to work William! It can record from the same distance at any point over the city. it doesn’t travel and take pictures. It can zoom in wherever it is commanded to do so by an iPad. Maybe you should read and educate yourself before opening your mouth!

          • Utz
            August 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

            I believe the lack of education and civility is the reason WHY we have criminals to begin with. Of course besides the outliers of the genetic realm.

          • anotherdummy
            August 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

            It can zoom, but wouldn’t it have to relocate to overcome obstructed views from various angles?

          • Utz
            August 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm

            At an altitude of over 1,000-3,000 Ft flying at a speed of 70-140mph will get rather good coverage while circling. Obstructions will always be there, but if it is running FLIR that can be reduced for the most part during normal situations and environments.

          • D. Fife
            August 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

            Don’t forget our wonderful state prison. All of the relatives/homies/etc. from east L.A. and south central have moved up here to be near their loved ones in the joint. It also seems that most of the parolees settle in the AV. Any wonder why we have so much crime.

          • William
            August 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm

            Doesn’t it already have to know that someone is up to something to zoom in on him? And, if that’s the case, it’s not very pro-active. Whoever is telling it to zoom can notify the police anyway.

          • William
            August 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm

            We will see in a year from today if the crime stats have been reduced due to the plane.

      • Adam Chant
        August 27, 2012 at 9:51 am

        The LEAPS aircraft was not in service when this crime occurred. Its first official day of service was Friday.

        LEAPS is manned and controlled by a LASD deputy. It is part of the dispatch center and when a call comes in from the field deputies or from the public, LEAPS is directed to that location. The pilot gets a GPS way point on his iPad and the deputy in the dispatch center points the camera toward the location.

        The prevention comes in when the potential criminal knows it’s up in the sky watching and thinks twice about his actions. Speculative at best, but only time will tell if ‘prevention’ is a result of having it.

        LEAPS does not use any FLIR system that I know of. FLIR is a company that makes optical and IR sensor systems and due to cost factors it’s highly unlikely that any FLIR camera or system was used. Additionally contrary to what you see on movies IR can not see through walls and other objects. Anything that insulates heat will block the IR from reaching the camera element. GLASS BLOCKS IR, MYLAR blocks IR, Walls block IR, trees, buildings, walls, etc all block IR..
        Specifically in the Near Field IR and at best Short Wave IR captured with the inexpensive camera used in LEAPS the IR system is not very useful at anything except following blobs as night.

        The FLIR ball used in the LASD helicopter is about 10 times more capable and at the same time costs at least 10 times as much to operate.

        Last but not least as seen during the demo on Thursday auto tracking of objects by the LEAPS operator requires vigilance as no vector information is translated in the software for future locations when a tracked object is obstructed. The deputy has to re-click the moving object to continue to track it if it becomes obstructed. The point is it’s not perfect, and not fully automated by any means, but it works.

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