Man pleads not guilty in Lancaster shooting death

LANCASTER – A 51-year-old Palmdale man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to shooting  and killing a man in Lancaster late last month.

Freddie Wayne Grigsby is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of 47-year-old Vance Lamar Jones.

The shooting happened around 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 in the 500 block of West Oldfield Street, according to a sheriff’s press report.

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

Sheriff’s detectives said the shooting appears to be drug and gang-related.

Grigsby turned himself in to the Palmdale Station one day after the shooting and has since remained in custody.

After pleading not guilty Tuesday, Grigsby was ordered back to custody on $2 million bail. A preliminary hearing on the case is set for Thursday, Sept. 20.

  5 comments for “Man pleads not guilty in Lancaster shooting death

  1. anotherdummy
    September 12, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Another senseless and selfish act. Aside from self defense, I will never understand what drives people to kill another human being. Then again, since this is allegedly drug/gang-related, the person who committed this act was most likely not in control of his own mind.

    I can’t help but wonder: were detectives actively seeking Freddie Wayne Grigsby? Meaning, did he turn himself in because he knew they were looking for him? Or was it spontaneous?

    • November 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      he did not commite this crime

  2. big chula
    September 11, 2012 at 9:14 pm


  3. big chula
    September 11, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    51 and 47 gang related wow…..

    • Carlos Garcia
      September 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      In for a penny, in for a pound; or for the rest of your life. Probably a couple of OG’s.

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