Man shot to death in Lancaster

Photo by LUIS MEZA.

LANCASTER – A young man was shot and killed in Lancaster early Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened between 1 and 1:30 p.m., next to Coaches Sports Bar in the 43300 of Gadsden Avenue (near K-4).

Witnesses at the scene said the incident started out as a fight, and then escalated into a shooting. They said the victim was shot at least six times.

The witnesses said both people involved in the altercation appeared to be teenagers, but this information has not been confirmed by sheriff’s officials.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives are en route to the location, and officials are not releasing any details on the shooting until a preliminary investigation is completed.

We will have details on this story as soon more information becomes available.

  164 comments for “Man shot to death in Lancaster

  1. booty
    December 17, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Tommorow those ass holes have answer to courts and i hope their held accountable for their senseless act of taking a human life… god bless brandons family and stay strong together… you have loving caring family…

    December 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    first off every death is sad whether it may be through violence,or a sudden lost of breath.sometimes peoples outlooks on certain situations comes from them trying to think too much into it,and their thoughts falls short of their doesnt have to do with being a blood or a crip because at the end of the day,he was someones child,brother,father,uncle,relative,friend and anything else he seen fit to be.but he had to die to get to where he needed to be.and once people really can understand and cope with losing a love one,it would be more clearer on where he needed to be.i went to one of my homies funerals and i got the holy ghost from the words that came into the church on living and dying.the preacher said this:inorder for a person to get a job he has to leave early to get to the interview so he would be on time.the lord allowed brandon to die like this because its a testimony.i didnt know this dude but its more of a connection,because he was black and he died young and that hurts.but to his mom i know its going to be struggle because every parent love their babies,but also understand that the lord died before all of us.and we still knock on his door seeking for a change.but jesus has his arms draped around your yall just continue to pray okay..

    • VWFish
      December 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      I just read this and was impressed with the fact that you said some things that allot of other people on here want to say but do not say it because that person knows they will be bashed for it and just cause more issues…. I will say this…I have first hand knowledge of losing loved ones, I was present when my close cousins Ol Man killed her…I have also had other relatives murdered and you bet your A S S I wanted to get arrested just so I could go to the county lock up and slice and dice… BUT I WOULD DO NO RIGHT that way. I am old school and eye for an eye is always on my mind (Guido Style) but I know my actions will affect many many others….

      what I am trying to get across here… he was a HUMAN BEING…no B.S. is justified by Bullets, knives, bombs, Planes, or other weapons. This is very tragic and the 3 people I feel the most saddness for…. Brandons Mother, & Father….And His Child or Children (heard the GF was expecting)…. I do not wish that pain on anyone.
      You are not REQUIRED to forgive….It may give you closure BUT it will not bring Brandon back or make the pain go away.
      Celebrate the memories EVERYDAY! Wake up EVERYDAY and do something to make him PROUD and make sure his SON and CHILDREN are #1 before everything…….

      My appologies for going on & on but someone has to make you think…..

      F I S H O U T ……. :-)

  3. TreeHugger
    December 4, 2012 at 12:05 am

    In response to your comment:
    “sikntired on December 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Like or Dislike: 2 0

    Look, they knew when they planned all these apartment buildings and homes there would never be enough tenants from the area.The fix was in a long time ago aided and abetted by the usual suspects. Government moneys were used and this is the payback.Did anyone say to themselves during the building boom “what the hell, there is not a patch of dirt they are not building on, who is going to live there? ” Well now you know what the plan was.”

    I have been asking that question over and over for the past (almost 10 years). Most recently, TinaMarie said the builders are still building due to the growth in aerospace field. (?)
    I drive around and look at houses that were $400K+ 6 yrs ago, and now they are only $200K if they are still for sale. Some have been rented. They have sheets over the windows, broken garage doors, wrecked cars with oil dripped on the driveway. I saw one house that was beautiful when it was built, it had children on the roof and all the screens were missing from the windows. Hummer in the driveway.
    Investors bought as many of the houses and apts they could get their hands on in the hood. They moved the ghetto out here under false pretense. They are rebuilding and remodeling all those old homes they bought for next to nothing and selling them for bank.

    • Mrs Gray
      March 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      Its a ghetto in every niegborhood my cousins aunts uncles and grandmother build houses out there they raised their kids in a environment that didnt except them pure racism hate and evil.i use to spend the summers beibg scared kkk would ride in and kill us…a niegborhood were they started a committed to band and stop my uncles building due to zoming laws when it was obvious he was the only black man in the nieghbor hood for miles. Yes they mightve brung hud housing in however this city had issues way b4 the housing authorities built its just anotha type of ghetto and evil

  4. William
    December 3, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Alcohol. Tobacco. And Firearms.

    All good things.

  5. Quigley
    December 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Same AV [removed]….different day!!

    • William
      December 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      What would it be like to have Same day, different AV [removed by me]? Just here to help.

  6. get it rite
    December 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    And that’s cold he had to die.

  7. get it rite
    December 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Brandon Macc (Crip) Houston. stop acting like he was so innocent. he was beating up his baby momma and she called her twin sister boyfriend that came to get the baby from him and the guys that went there got jumped and the bloods across the street started shooting. only crips use CC instead of CK at the end of there name. CC also stands for Carson Crip. Look it up Carson california.they got video of the shooter and the guys in jail aint on it shooting they getting beat up.

    • sikntired
      December 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks for clarifying.

    • Letlow
      December 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Wow, how did I miss this complete run down of what happened before? (I hope you at least told this info to the cops before posting here.) Why would the Bloods across the street start shooting for no reason?

      And if I understand what you wrote correctly, then you’re saying a baby was also involved in this mess while the shooting was going on???

      Good grief! Jesus, please take the wheel!!!

    • carol
      December 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      first of all that was between baby mom and baby dad they should have work that out betwwen them that then cause for anyone to lose there life over that. thats what wrong with the world today stay out of other people business and this world would be a good place for all of us until god call us home.and for those who like fight and use gun need to be put on that front line inthe army.this wrld is heading for self desturction real fast so wake people and get a plan with your life and fast.

      • sikntired
        December 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

        Whatever happened to Mother and Father?

        • willard
          December 2, 2012 at 4:06 pm

          You’re kidding, right? [Removed]. No mom/dad or mother/father = no parenting at all. Just a bunch of stupid pics on FB.

    • kay L
      December 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      Whatt the [removed]! Get yo [removed] strait u think u know wtf u tlkn bout buh chu dont soo get tf off this [removed] running yo mouth CC dosnt just stand fpr carson crip u fckn [removed] all crips use cc nd there not from carson. U need to keep ur negative ass comments to urself. Bcuz if it was yo child or sibling ect yo ass wouldnt be sayin [removed] like this

      • TreeHugger
        December 5, 2012 at 12:12 am

        It really doesn’t matter what gang he is from. Carson, Compton, Inglewood, Watts, etc. Gang is gang. It is sad, heartbreaking actually for some, when a young person is killed in such a violent way.
        Why gang people would chose to not turn the murderers over to the cops is interesting to say the least. A piece if $hit killer stinks up everyone’s house. For some reason gang people don’t see it that way, instead it makes them bigger than life. Someone to fear? respect? I don’t get it.

  8. Otto
    December 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Oh yeah. Didn’t think of that one. Thanks.

  9. Danny
    December 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I used to live in those appartments by coaches when I first came out here. I didnt know how bad it was, after my lease was up I got up otta there! People were allways trying to break into my appartment, someone broke into my car, etc. I knew the cheap rent was too good to be true. I feel sorry for anyone who has to live in that area.

  10. Mike Beamon
    December 1, 2012 at 6:13 am

    It’s pathetic how there’s so many comments about income and race I’m so sad to see the kind of people we share our world we are put in this world to love one another not put down or judge our fellow man. Brandon was a close friend of mine he was a very bright and respectful man who never did anything to anybody.He didn’t deserve this R.I.P Brandon.

    • December 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

      OMG, what planet are you from?
      He was a gang member. He may have been a bright spot in a lot of peoples eyes and hearts and he DID NOT DESERVE THIS, but when you live the life, sooner or later, you meet the fate.

      • marie
        December 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

        first of all tht is my cousin and he is not a GANG MEMBER!!!!

        • willard
          December 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

          Geezaloo….how many cousins, relatives, bro’s did this guy have? AND..where were they when he needed them most? Didn’t have his back, did they???

          • LoyalSprintCustomer
            December 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm

            All the CC’s are his bros and cousins. Oh yeah, I forgot he wasn’t in a gang. Geezzzz

        • sikntired
          December 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

          “Macc. “does not imply gang member? Carson Crips, isn’t it?

          • Linsey
            December 3, 2012 at 12:00 am

            And cc can stand for so many things.. Its pathetic for ppl in speak on anything they clearly know nothing about. His family just lost a loved one respect that young man death and family..

          • sikntired
            December 3, 2012 at 9:08 am

            OK Lindsey why don’t you clear that up for me, what else does it stand for?

          • Otto
            December 3, 2012 at 9:16 am

            Allow me to assist, Sik. I bet it stands for “Concerned Citizen”.

          • sikntired
            December 3, 2012 at 11:13 am

            How about concealed carry?

          • Otto
            December 3, 2012 at 11:39 am

            That makes a little more sense.

  11. LISA
    November 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm


  12. love
    November 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    man R.I.P brandon no one deserves this.. i remember our eastside days we was turnt lol

  13. justice4DLL
    November 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm


  14. November 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    This valley needs to make stiffer gun laws out here.If you get caught with one, and you shouldnt have one. Or you commit violent crime your out of here.My prayers to the family of the youngman

    • Dan
      November 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      We don’t need stiffer gun laws out here. We just need to start enforcing the one we have…

      • Dan
        November 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm

        Oh yeah, and , hypothetically, if we had “stiffer” gun laws, it would only effect those who follow the law. This is the thing that all of the anti-gun people need to get through their hard skulls. It is the criminal that doesn’t follow the laws, so how would creating more slow the criminal down if he’s not paying them any attention anyways. In regards to violence, people have been committing violent crimes a lot longer without guns than with them.

        • anotherdummy
          December 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm

          This is something I wish I could get through every voter’s head.

      • November 30, 2012 at 6:12 pm

        You dont think law enforcement.Enforces gun laws not doing there job by saying to enforce them your real bright

        • Otto
          December 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm


        • Dan
          December 3, 2012 at 10:06 am

          @ Dave

          I am not sure I even understood what in the hell you said. I will reply to the part of the sentence that almost makes sense. Law Enforcement Officers ultimately only report their findings in an arrest to the court where a judge is responsible for actually enforcing the law. I feel that where the judges can, they should be a bit tougher on the sentences issued when it is possible. Hell, I still think crimes like murder should still result in public execution by hanging. Would save a ton of money in regards to our over crowded prison system.

  15. Desi
    November 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Brandon!! We go way back….God have mercy on the person or persons that did this…you always made me smile, and now you’re gone….smh my prayers go out to his family in this time of bereavement…I love you always. :* Des.

  16. Real-Talk
    November 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I fell sorry for the families that have to put up with this bull[removed]. As an black male, It sucks to read how other races stereotype the whole race out of stupidity of some with rich melatonin skin. I don’t know what “y’all people” call it, but I call it racism. But when blacks call out your HISTORY, it’s a problem. Behavior is learned,Habits are thought. And the last time I check whites been robbing, cheating, stealing , killing and RAPING since they came out of that ugly cave.

    • sikntired
      November 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Now who’s racist?People here are tired of criminals regardless of race.
      How many of your brothers are murdered by brothers? Stop the insanity.

    • Bob
      November 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      So you are a closet racist Real-Talk, you pretend not to be racist, but when you *THINK* you have been slighted in the smallest way you come out swinging with every racist thought your small mind could come up with.

      If you understood history you would actually know that humans of all races have mistreated humans of all races (including their own.) Africans sold their fellow Africans to the white man who only went to ports to trade (not too many went far into Africa till much later.) Islanders in Papau New Guinea ate other Islanders and stranded seamen.

      Even white people have been slaves (Irish and other indentured servants,) as well as for millenniums before that by Moores, Romans, Greeks, Persians, etc.

      So you try to use history to push your own racist agenda, but can’t see the full spectrum of all mankind as equals to horrors.

      • Real-Talk
        November 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

        I’m a very educated young men, I’m pretty knowledgeable about history.Facts are facts, didn’t mean to offend anyone but that’s how It went down.

        I’m just tired of ignorance period , at the end of the day were all humans. Bad people comes in all shapes, color, and sizes.

        • Bob
          December 1, 2012 at 12:02 am

          Thank you for showing your ignorance, I appreciate that. I would love to know what was the highest end of your education?

          If you followed science you’d realize we all share ancestors and traits, across all groups. So you saying your line of:

          ” And the last time I check whites been robbing, cheating, stealing , killing and RAPING since they came out of that ugly cave”

          is the same as saying:

          “And the last time I check blacks been robbing, cheating, stealing , killing and RAPING since they came out of that ugly…”

          If the one about whites is true, so is the one above. So if the one regarding blacks is untrue, so is the one regarding whites.

          • Bob
            December 3, 2012 at 12:18 am

            I love how my comment gets down voted for calling racist people racist and pointing out the hypocrisy.

            Those down voting this are most likely the most racist and bigoted people around.

        • LoyalSprintCustomer
          December 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

          He wasn’t saying how edumacated he is…. he was making his point about who might be racist by a show of thumbs up and thumbs down.

    • sikntired
      November 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      I think we all came out of the same cave, didn’t we?

  17. sikntired
    November 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Saw a great T Shirt the other day, it read. “NRA, my idea of group therapy. “Think I’ll get one for my trips to Winco .

  18. jules
    November 30, 2012 at 9:53 am

    This is horrible, especially around the holidays!

    • mizz.v
      November 30, 2012 at 10:41 am


      • J
        November 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

        Great another gun grabber.

      • Joe
        November 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

        I’m sure the shooter will happily turn in his gun.

        • sikntired
          November 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

          Ha ha Joe, good one.

          • MzSwt
            November 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

            You two boys need to get a life, your the reason their is a divide. you a two pieces of [removed]

          • sikntired
            December 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

            @MzSwt – who you calling boy?

          • sikntired
            December 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

            By the way, the reason there is a divide is they some of us live with rules and some don’t. Race not a factor for me, its all about behavior.Simple.

        • carol
          November 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm

          i know this youngman cant because god is real at him he knows he has took a man that god was ready for at this time so by time he turn his self in he he know all prayer are still been sayed for him in jesus name amen.

      • Bob
        November 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

        Yeah, those stolen and illegal imported guns are the real issue. We need more honest citizens carrying arms.

        Not even 1% of the population of California is legally carrying firearms on themselves. It is like having 1 sheep dog for 10000 sheep. Not even the hardest working sheepdog could keep an eye on a flock of 10000 at all times.

        So to counter that, we need more sheep dogs (either police, or armed and trained civilians.) I personally find it more fiscally responsible to have more armed civilians than armed police who have to be called.

        • Dan
          November 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

          I second that motion Bob! We need to put more firearms back into the hands of responsible citizens. An armed society is a polite society. Laws creating “firearm free” areas are also creating victim rich environments for those who do not abide by the law to prey upon.

      • Otto
        December 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

        I agree…we do need to do something about guns and violence. Arm the decent people and the violence will decline.

        • December 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm

          Who gets to decide which people are decent? Income level, church affiliation, number of children in college, most freckles?
          I too think gun laws need to be revisited by voters, not City Council.

          • Otto
            December 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

            How about passing a background check and a good concealed firarms course, paid for by the applicant, for starters.

          • Otto
            December 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

            And that’s “firearms”….cleaning my gun and typing at the same time….

          • willard
            December 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm

            @ Otto…multi-tasking are we?

          • Otto
            December 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

            Yes Will. Busy lifestyle I lead.

        • Danny
          December 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

          The state of california is in violation of the 2nd ammendment of the constitution of the united states of america. We law abiding citizens cant even defend ourselfs legally because we cant even legally carry guns out here in california. Just think what if this guy had the oportunity to defend himself with a gun. The cops cant protect you. They need to do away with that motto, serve and protect, cops cant protect people or property out here. Here is a perfect example.

  19. J
    November 30, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Had many friends live in all 4 apartment complexes over the years on Gadsden and it’s gotten more and more ghetto by the year. I wouldn’t even walk down that street without some kind of weapon for self defense nowadays. Don’t even like going to Coaches to watch a game because of all the scum you have to encounter outside the place.

    • Andrew
      November 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      I don’t even dare go near Winco. It’s little Watts.

      • Tyrus
        November 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm

        You can’t let fear run your life. WinCo has the best prices.

        • Andrew
          November 30, 2012 at 3:36 pm

          You can’t put a price on your safety.

          • Tyrus
            November 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm

            I’m always thinking safety. I only drive around town during daylight hours. There’re too many drunk drivers on the roads in the AV. I also stay clear of AVTA buses.

          • Danny
            December 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

            Just carry a gun

        • sacryinshame
          November 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

          Do you work at Winco or something?

          • Tyrus
            November 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm

            No, I work for the government and I like shopping at WinCo. Albertsons have better meats though.

          • Andrew
            November 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm

            There’s environments and situations that I would not put my children in, therefore staying away Winco. Better safe than sorry.

      • Valerie
        December 1, 2012 at 11:31 pm

        Hey andrew lil wattz its a great place u should visit the area and give ur opinion on crime,drugs,and gangmembers and etc etc….lmao

        • LoyalSprintCustomer
          December 1, 2012 at 11:48 pm

          Valerie, You are so kind. Always inviting people to socialize with you and your friends. lmao

          • Valerie
            December 2, 2012 at 12:33 am

            Hey sprint im not asking no one to do anything u need to keep ya bs to ya self fa real im not wit all dat u know wea i be

    • eyes wide shut
      December 1, 2012 at 5:32 am

      Don’t think this street has gotten any worse than it wa 10-15 years. Back when one of those apartments called the Monte Verdes were. Scary times becuz crimes were being committed day and night out in the open. People seem to forget we moved up out the “Ghetto.” And it is not cute to be “Ghetto.” For some of us who are older the ghetto was a way of life our only means of survival. Never was it a fashion statements. Or a lifestyle by choice.

      • sikntired
        December 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

        And to be fair lets not forget the cute little highschool cheerleader who put a hit on her boyfriend over there at Wood Creek Rather than race it is more of a generation of people who feel it’s all about them, that they are entitled beyond belief and while parenting is a major factor we as a society have failed our youth.Rules, boundaries and limitation have flown the coop.Glorifying criminal behavior in video games, rap.reality Tv and don’t call on God and think everything will be cool.We were given brains and ability if we could just use them.

  20. Teri
    November 30, 2012 at 7:22 am

    It breaks my heart to see such racist comments towards this victim and his family who just suffered a horrendous tragedy. East side, west side… who cares. The fact this happened anywhere in this valley is terrible.

    • Seal
      November 30, 2012 at 7:39 am

      Amen! The level of ignorance in this town unbelievable. You just have to shake your head and move on, because its hurting them way more than it could ever hurt any of us.

      Hopefully these people can get justice for this slain young man. I read in the paper it was execution style. If so many people saw it and that area has cameras too, the sheriff should be able to get these killers off the street soon. Praying for the family of this young man.

    • sikntired
      November 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Would you care to elaborate? So far have not read any “racist “comments, just comments from decent people sick and tired of this crap.

      • Otto
        November 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm

        Some people on here would call a rock “racist.”

        • sikntired
          November 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm

          Jeez Otto, where’ve you been? Thought you’d been silenced.

          • Otto
            November 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

            Still here, Sik. I posted a few good zingers, but the PC Police took ’em down. Got discouraged, but I will keep trying!

    • sikntired
      December 1, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Victim was a punk gang member predator.Wake up.

  21. Chris
    November 30, 2012 at 6:38 am


    This was off of Gadsden Avenue. That area and especially those apartments have been sketchy since I moved here 25 years ago. If something like this is going to happen, it will go down there. The problem is some of the low-income tenants they have.

    • sikntired
      November 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Got to give Coaches credit for still being there but that may change after this.
      If you want to feel sorry for someone, feel for the innocent people who had the crap scared out of them having this happen near their homes and those who had to pick up the pieces.

    • MzSwt
      November 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Who said it had anything to do with Low-Income… What if this child’s parents are doctors or lawyers? you people need to stop. You know their kids usually are serial killers, shoot up schools, the Melendez brothers killed their parents. It makes no difference what the income status is, some people just have evil in them….

      • Dan
        November 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm

        I beg to differ, location and affluence have everything to do with it. Compare statistics of violent crimes happening in the streets of Compton Vs. that of the streets of Beverly Hills, I bet you see a bit of difference in numbers. That numbers game is obvious here in the AV as well. When is the last time you heard of a shooting, stabbing, break in or otherwise out in the Gotte Estates? These types of things are more prevalent in lower income areas, just a statistical fact.

  22. nesa
    November 30, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Omfg r.i.p brandon we will miss u and everybody that dont know what the hell went on stop posting negative remarks a mother just lost her son today and a child lost his father soooo with al that b.s talking ya as low as the person who took my buddy brandon life have RESPECT for this family who lost there BROTHER SON FATHER COUSIN ETC… keep in mind it can happen to anyone of us life to short we miss u brandon gone but not forgotten

  23. Heather
    November 29, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    The East Side isn’t bad. This was basically in the middle of town. The East Side and West Side both have their own troubles. It just depends on where you are. I live on the East Side near East Side High School and the worst that happens is graffiti and loud parties. It’s mostly Farms out here anyways. I have family on the West Side and they never lock their doors, cause they feel that safe. It just depends on the area. Every place has it’s bad seeds.

  24. Bill
    November 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Can’t wait to retire and get out of this town! Its gone down the crapper.

    • Ashley
      November 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Retire now move ur old ass out if u scared go to church and pray

      • sikntired
        December 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

        Look sweetheart, some of us old ***es have no intention of moving or going to church and you know what child, the older we get the less we have to lose.Going to church and praying is not going to deal with you punks, going to the range and doing target practice will, that and a big old canine.

        • willard
          December 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

          I’m with you Sik, agree 100%.

          • sikntired
            December 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm


          • sikntired
            December 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm

            Maybe it’s time we started our own gang.

          • willard
            December 1, 2012 at 9:04 pm

            Yeah, we could call it the AVPS (Antelope Valley Protection Squad); keeping the streets safe from homies. Might work.

          • Otto
            December 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm

            I’m in.

    • William
      November 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      B-b-but, the BLVD. The BLVD. It’s all CAPS so it must be safe.

      When I see the crimes on a map of the Valley in the AV Press, a lot are gathered around the BLVD for some reason, if not actually on it.

  25. JDThomas
    November 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    its Crazy i met him in the summer at his house turnt tf up! & everytime i saw him he was high af or sleep lol . idnt Really kno him enough to express how i feel but i do know his brother & wen i say keyon gon turn tf up finding out his brother gone while he’s serving time mann i cant imagine , hurts my heart to hear this breakn news. [removed] aint gon be the same .. but my Condolences do go out to His Family but Especially Keyon & his Bby Boy #FreeKeyon !!

    now all this ignorant crap on here gots to go half of yall didnt or dnt know him , all the negativity abt section8 tf does tht have to do w|his Life being taken over bull[removed]?! smh ina pray for the weak .

    • sikntired
      November 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Let’s see, every time you saw him he was high or asleep -hmmm., that certainly says a lot.WTH is wrong with you kids? Where do you see yourselves 20-30 years from now? All that money that has been spent on your education is a waste from the looks of the comments from you and his other friends.Money that would have kept a hardworking person in their home for another year after the crap economy had it’s way with them.Stop listening to gangster rap( while the people who make it are rich from your money) .Stop glorifying the gangster life that is killing you all.WTF is wrong with you? (Besides 2 generations of getting a false sense
      of self esteem from just being on earth and feeling that everyone owes you something.And don’t be calling me a racist, and don’t think people who agree with you are your friends.It’s people who challenge you who make you grow, not the ones who stroke you and tell you your wonderful when you know you are not.

      • VWFish
        November 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm

        I cant agrree with this reply more!! Lived on Gadsden back a few moons ago… S C A R Y !! and when you get on a PUBLIC and very visible forum and post up peeps business it usually is not a good thing nor smart! I am sure there are 2 sides to these events, BUT posting things like the information posted here is not for EVERY JOE AND JANE SHMOO TO KNOW!! back in the days if something like this information was bragged about…The person would get slapped in the face by a size 15 hand!! Guido Style!! STOP THE INSANITY!! Fight with Gloves in a Octagon or a Ring!! Then shake hands…Not anymore someone always feels disrespected for some reason..Then bullets fly and young lives are changed 4EVER!!! It seems like the past year all I see in the Valley is disgusting looking expressions on faces, people not knowing how to drive, no common sense, RUDE employees at multiple businesses that dont appreciate the fact that they have a job and that WE as the CUSTOMER are the reason they are not collecting E D D benefits or S N A P or A F D C…. W T F !!! FISH OUT!

        • sikntired
          November 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

          Complaining about disrespect and then posting their friends bad habits -go figure ; getting like BedStuy or Brownsville over there.Too bad for anyone who owns property near there.This is why people don’t want apartment houses in their neighborhoods.
          Just can’t wait for PalmWatts by the Tracks to get up and running.

          • VWFish
            November 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm

            Ya we have been calling Palmdale…. “POMPTON” for years and even now “LANDKILLER” for “LUNGCANCER”
            When I grew up out here (Lake LA) man I feel embarrassed to say that! NONE of this BOOS H I T was happening…we used to light Bonfires in the desert off 180th St East and party til whenever…the worst thing that happen out there was 3 of my friends were killed in Auto Accidents….just came from Carls JR on Sierra and J….W O W!! talk about nasty! I thought I was in Inglewood…… FISH OUT

  26. sacryinshame
    November 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    School? The schools here have so many wierd schedules. How can anyone keep track?
    Independent studies for the kids and parents to lazy for regular school. Obviously not working a job.
    Just hanging around making more babies with teenage moms and smoking weed when they aren’t busy robbing houses, sticking up gas stations and convience stores or writing stolen checks at Target for gift cards.
    I don’t like the idea that anyone is killed through street violence, but when you choose to be out in the streets living the life, that’s the choice you make. You all know it, the $hit catches up to you sooner or later.
    We need to prepare ourselves for the “eye for an eye”, tit for tat, retaliation. Let the games begin.

  27. NayNay
    November 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    OMG.!!! its crazy cause i was just with him on monday and now…smh times just aint the same. ill definatly be sending my preyers for this family. i kno they are going thru it.

    • LoyalSprintCustomer
      November 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      does he drive a burgundy honda?

  28. Shock
    November 29, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    That’s why I stay on the WEST side of town. The East side has really gone to crap. So sad that someone so young had to get caught up in all that. Now look, another victim of stupid violence. And as someone said earlier in the post, why weren’t they in school, where were “Brandon’s” parents? Why weren’t they aware of his where abouts… Who’s REALLY to blame here. The Mayor needs to CRACK down on the East side of town, and keep on his SECTION 8 crack down, they’re destroying our city! Makes me sick, I work so hard for them to live better than me! Then their hoodlum offspring go out and create this kind of crap in the community MY KIDS are growing up in! I don’t even need to know all the details to read between the lines, these kids, or at least one if not both involved came from a family of poverty, probably section 8, welfare, the works; and are out causing this kind of havoc. My deepest condolences to the mother of the victim. This kind of senseless violence is never acceptable. We don’t live in a third world country, but sometimes is sure as heck seems like it! GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE!!!!!!

    • Letlow
      November 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      You are the one who needs to get it together!!!

      First of all, the crime didn’t even happen on the east side. That’s stereotype number one from you. Second of all, you don’t even know the names of the victim or the suspect, so how, pray tell, have you already concluded that they are on Sec 8? That’s stereotype number two from you.

      And the third and final stereotype, since when does being on a government assistance program make you a criminal?

      Three stereotypes and you’re out! You need some serious introspection buddy.

      You are right about one thing: senseless violence is never acceptable. But neither is your bigoted thinking.

      On another note, my condolences to the family of the victim. Another young life lost, and right before the holidays too.

      • Tina Marie
        November 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm

        Get off your self righteous high horse! Stereotypes exist for a reason. Quit apologizing for the criminal element out here! everyone is sick to death of it!

        • Letlow
          November 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm

          I’m not apologizing for a damn thing — least of all, the criminal element.

          Since when is east side Lancaster and Section 8 the “criminal element”???

          I’m rightfully taking offense because close minded people like “Shocked” and you apparently believe those two entities to be the criminal element.

          I am sick to death of bigots!! And so is the rest of this country! That’s why we made our voices clear on Nov. 6. Too bad the AV is slow to catch on!!

          When you continue to make horrendously inaccurate and ignorant statements, then you will continue to hear from me. Deal with it!

          • November 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm

            What a nightmare, right in the center of town, of which I was just visiting, it was friken daylight, people was running to CVS for cover! yikes. Crapper indeed, just wait till an EMP hit or your King Obam rides us all off the cliff, it will be fend for yourself, guns and all. Not sure about you all, but I’m scare as he**!

          • eyes wide shut
            December 2, 2012 at 4:40 am


          • William
            December 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm

            Letlow, you’re talking to Tina Marie. She’s a big ‘honor roll student’ but you wouldn’t know it from her ignorant and poorly informed comments on this site.

            She musta meant ‘dinner roll student’ or even ‘jelly roll student’ but ‘honor roll’? No way.

        • William
          December 1, 2012 at 12:59 am

          Gee, Tinakins. I wonder what stereotype you are.

          Can you help us out?

      • Dan
        November 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm

        Letlow, you were correct on point 1, it was west lancaster. On your second point, the name of the victim I believe has been mentioned here in the comments and not to sound crass or anything but it doesn’t sound Irish. On your third point, since the apartments on Gadsen are low income it’s not too hard to make the jump to someone living there being on section 8. Just Saying….

        • William
          December 1, 2012 at 1:06 am

          So, Dan,the Section 8 stereotype is BOTH

          -people in low rent apartments in not so nice areas

          AND, if you please,

          -people who live in big, expensive homes with new cars in the driveway.

          Yes. I wonder if there are more ‘the’ stereotype in Section 8 residences.

          -old people

          -disabled people


          Wow. There are lots of stereotypes. But, I thought a stereotype was pretty much one size fits all, if you know what I mean.

          And, what’s this “Just saying….” mean on your planet? Because what you say sometimes doesn’t make sense.

          Just saying….

          • Dan
            December 3, 2012 at 10:51 am

            @ William

            I have no idea how you correlate my comment to anything you just said. The only thing in my comment that could even be close to construed as stereotypical would have been the “irish” comment. In regards to section 8, the comment was that it was easy to connect “low-income” housing with section 8. I didn’t mention or interject any more into that comment than just that simple idea. And on “my planet”, the expression “just saying” means: to inject a statement or opinion that is a blatantly honest statement or opinion that’s likely to insult at least one person with it’s cold, bitter truth. Sorry you were that “one person”.

            And William, I am well aware of the types of people who qualify for Section 8 as well as aware of the types of people who abuse it. I was not making a connection to all the folks living in retirement communities and being on Section 8 having high crime rates now was I? Nor was I making a connection that the housing over on Gadsen is known for it’s high saturation of disabled or elderly folks. The connection I was alluding to was that the area was known to be a high crime area, low income, and being low income and a high crime area would propagate the likelihood that there would be a increased number of section 8 abusers in that area.

        • William
          December 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

          OK. Here goes. You wrote-

          ” not too hard to make the jump to someone living there being on section 8. Just Saying….”

          How would you know? By looking at them? Because they live on Gadsen? They might be but you are stereotyping them.

          How ’bout making the jump that since the apartments on Gadsen are ‘low income’ that the people who live there have ‘low incomes’? Yeah, that’s it.

          But, you automatically make ‘the jump’, which is called, for lack of a better term, ‘stereotyping’. Stereotyping doesn’t mean that all members of a population are the same but your jump to assume that someone living there being on Section 8 is a stereotype. Not necessarily, just low income and even that might not always be true.

          And, I gave the other example of familiar stereotypes regarding S-8 to show that THE stereotype of S-8 recipients is quite varied which undermines the very use of the word even while people actually do ‘stereotype’. It would be like going into Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream stores and ‘stereotyping’ the 31 flavors by ‘making the jump that they are strawberry’ because they live in an ice cream store.

          Sorry, if that discussion was over your head.

          Just saying.

          • Dan
            December 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm

            Ok William, if you are going to quote me and make the argument of a simpleton at least include enough of it to complete it’s context. Let me help you with this.

            “since the apartments on Gadsen are low income it’s not too hard to make the jump to someone living there being on section 8”

            Nothing in this (complete) quote has anything to do with how someone looks or any of the other assertions you made.

            I’ll help you here with your reading and comprehension since it appears not to be your strong suit.

            In my comment, what do I say the apartments on Gadsen are? The correct answer is: “low income”

            What is the Section 8 Program for? The correct answer is: to assist those who have a “low income”

            Also, “make the jump” as used in the context it was used would be synonymous with “making the conclusion” not expressing a stereotype.

            In conclusion and in terms you might understand. It is likely people who have “low incomes” are likely to live in places that cater to people with “low incomes” and accept program assistance like Section 8 that is meant to help people with “low incomes”

            And to use your analogy: I am saying you you “make the jump” that a ice cream shop has ice cream scoops because they are used to scoop ice cream.

          • William
            December 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

            OK, Dan, you win. The low income apartments on Gadsen, we can conclude, have Section 8 tenants……………unless they don’t.

            Now, do you get the picture. That is the essence of ‘jumping to conclusions’ and that can be called ‘stereotyping’.

            Now, if you went to each apartment and asked each tenant their status with regard to Section 8 and a 6 of them said ‘Yes’, they are using Section 8 vouchers, then, and this is important, …………………………………..


            Conclude is your word.


            [ kən kld ]

            1.come to conclusion about something: to form an opinion or make a logical judgment about something after considering everything known about it
            2.decide something: to reach a decision about something
            3.settle something: to make a formal agreement complete and fixed, especially after detailed or prolonged discussions or arrangements

            “…considering everything know about it”.

            OK. Your turn.

          • TreeHugger
            December 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

            Everybody I know of living in those apartments is either Sec 8, or have been disqualified from Sect 8 benefits due to fraud. Or, they are receiving SSD for some unknown reason like a childhood assessment of ADD. For every person on the lease, there are at least 2 or 3 other people in the apartment on a regular basis, not on the lease.

          • sikntired
            December 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

            Look, they knew when they planned all these apartment buildings and homes there would never be enough tenants from the area.The fix was in a long time ago aided and abetted by the usual suspects. Government moneys were used and this is the payback.Did anyone say to themselves during the building boom “what the hell, there is not a patch of dirt they are not building on, who is going to live there? ” Well now you know what the plan was.

    • NayNay
      November 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      U NEEDA GO SOMEWHERE.! how dare u speak up on wut u have no idea about.!!! thats very disrespectful and IGNORANT of u.! people these days needa kno they place.!!!

      • LoyalSprintCustomer
        November 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm

        yeah huh NayNay…you tell em.
        Shock, I understood everything you just said and where it was coming from. You work hard and don’t want this crap going on around your kids. I don’t either and I don’t know the answer. I do know that try as we might, we are not our brothers keeper and all we can do is protect ourselves and our families.

        • Estrada
          November 30, 2012 at 2:14 am

          We minorities have grown accustomed to violence against each other. Its sad that people don’t move to the antelope valley to live different and live happy. Lets remember people regardless of how senseless the action of these individual was. I bet whoever shot this young kid is now regretting it. Now there’s a bunch of people people affected by all this damage.

      • sikntired
        November 30, 2012 at 2:16 pm


    • agttaz
      November 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      This occurred on the westside.

    • Martin
      November 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      West side is the same. Dont think because you live on the west side you safe. Av is Av period wether east west south or notth. Give it a few more years it will be little compton.

      • QHR
        November 30, 2012 at 8:04 am

        Sadly, it has been little Compton for years now. As a retired Veteran, I hope City officials do all they can to clean up the AV. Section 8 friendly and a prison doesn’t help much.

    • C
      November 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      Ok you are probably the most ignorant person on this page! How dare you say derogatory remarks about people of low income and how they are destroying the City! Programs like section 8 and welfare are out there to help families in need. I realize that the system gets abused by many but to put everyone into that category is a bunch of crap. I used to be on welfare, I had a child at 16.. She is 19 now, she graduated high school with honors, got accepted to 3 State Universities as well as holds a job and has her own place. I work hard, am not on welfare and you know what I probably make more money than you. So be careful what you say because you do not have a clue of what you are talking about.

      • sikntired
        November 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm

        Glad I could help.

        • C
          November 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

          Glad you could too. Thank you, my family and I really appreciated it. Everyone who works pays into these programs including myself for the last 17 years. This is not a problem with people of low income… Imagine tomorrow your company laid you off and you had to live off of EDD, which then you couldn’t make ends meet. Would that make you a person of low income? It is not whether you have money or not, it is the way you choose to live your life, look at all of the celeberties that have millions and choose to do stupid things. It is not about what color you are, bad seeds come in every color. If you are determined to be a productive member of society, no matter what color you are or what obstacles are in your way, you will find a way to achieve your goals. I recently relocated here and have to admit that it was quite a culture shock, however I have seen many productive black and Hispanic individuals in the community.

          • VWFish
            November 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

            I am sure we owe you something right! all I can say is TYPICAL! Thats the way the Valley is now…You are one of the few atta girls that have come out of hard times…been there done that I lived off G R ( General Relief) back a few years ago and yes I stretched everybit of that $262 a month and $300 in food stamps! BUT I surely would not be bragging to my high horse like some TYPICAL peeps have done…
            No One even knows for sure what went down here EXCEPT to young man who I saw inside the ambulence on the way to AVH and the shameful person who decided to change his life 4EVER and those of the victims family…. Fish OUT!

      • Dan
        November 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

        C, People like you are the exception to the rule these days and you have to admit that. You used the system for what it was intended for and that was to get back on your feet and become a productive member of society. Good Job! It’s the other 10 million degenerates out there abusing the system for the sake of doing it. You devalue your achievements by clumping yourself with these others. Be Proud that you are not like them and have the spoils that are deserved of one who works for them.

    • Tawanda Blair
      November 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      You are a sad person to stereo-type anyone for being on Section 8. Did you know you can not be offered a Section 8 voucher if you EVER been convicted of a felony. To discriminate against anyone is a broken vow to the lord. So that being said, “GOOD LUCK” to you and yours on the chance on going to heaven. ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE YOU. Pray for the unfortunate ones. You can fall off your high horse at any second, SEE YOU ON THE WAY DOWN. #SELFHATE

      • December 1, 2012 at 12:32 am

        I don’t think it’s necessarily the people who were APPROVED for the Section 8 voucher. It’s the group of people who come to VISIT them and never leave. They always have their bags packed so it looks like they are visiting, and they sleep in the corner sometimes. But, they are LIVING there.
        I think you probably know, and won’t ever admit that there ARE alot of felons VISITING your Section 8 friends.
        As far as God and heaven and all that stuff you just barfed don’t know who is going to heaven and who isn’t. Lots of gang people and gang affiliated people tend to quote the bible and praise the Lord for being so great when they themselves are crooks living daily with evil intent.
        They too, only need to ask for forgiveness or their sins.

    • Lisa
      November 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Its crazy that people think just because these teens happen to be black that their on some type of assistance weither section 8 whatever not all african American or on section 8 we work and own homes just as well as any other race someone life was taken what does it matter about where he was from are the color of his skin was he was still a human and someone child that was killed in the streets like and animal instead of judging get on your knees and pray from his family that god helps them in this tragic times. R.I.P.
      Brandon may your soul rest in peace

      • December 1, 2012 at 12:40 am

        Let’s see how many of the 20-30 friends standing around when the fight broke out actually step forward to identify the shooter(s).
        These kids were in their 20’s and older, why were none of them at work or at school? Everyone off for the day? The same group of young people hang out down that street everyday and every night. It was not a matter of “if”, it was a matter of “when”. I am sorry for Brandon’s mom and dad.

  29. AreJay
    November 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    How old was Brandon?

    • javier
      November 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      He was grown

      • Proud Mary
        November 29, 2012 at 9:49 pm

        early 20’s?

        • Lil' Will
          November 29, 2012 at 10:21 pm


      • austin
        November 30, 2012 at 1:55 am

        actually sir i live in the same apartments the shooter came out of and the kid who was shot was 13 years old and this is how it went down 2 teens were fighting and another older teen ran out of the apartments into the street and shot the kid twice in the stomach and he fell then he ran up and unloaded the clip in his head they said they think it was gang activity

  30. shirleyce
    November 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Man I’m so sad to here that the homie really going man I really miss him nd sending my prayers out the door to his family and if anyone find out bout the candle light nd viewing please hit me I won’t to b there…the homie really don’t deserve to b gone man it seem like I was just wit him n high school n ms swift class having fun crackin jokes nd all that. I still can’t get ova it tears n my eyes won’t go away but now that I know he n a better place ill b good.. MUCH LUV BRANDON HOUSTON R.I.P

  31. Moee
    November 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Love you soooooo much Brandon !!!!
    Here one minute & gone the next
    the last images i have of you continue to replay
    in my head …. You didn’t deserve this :(
    I’m beyond heartbroken , people don’t understand
    You were such a great person …
    Idk what to do now …. I love you mannnn

    Rest in peace :-* <3 Moee

  32. Nonofyourbusiness
    November 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    May Godbless his soul and catch whoever did this ignorance praying for the family

  33. sikntired
    November 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Very sad and not surprising for that area, a neighborhood that used to be nice back in the day.Moved there in 88 and lived at Woodcreek Apts on the corner.When I left 5 years later, those apartments had been built at the end of Gadsden which were rented to ” income restricted ” and major problems began.Now basically a ghetto, very sad.Maybe the Mayor will clean it up now that his offices are down the street.

    • LanPalm
      November 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      the apartments “granada villas” you referring to are no longer income restricted .They havent been for years.

      • sikntired
        November 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm

        Still a mess.

  34. trevon
    November 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Smh crazy….rgotta remember the good times use to b in ms.swift class…..last time I saw u was July 4th….still cant believe it rest in peace Brandon

  35. javier
    November 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Rest in Paradise bro Smh yuh will TRULY be missed. Im in tears rite now from reading these comments nd Facebook statues, so sadd man :( I wish it couldve been better, we all wish it wasn’t yuh. Rip Brandon Macc Houston-

  36. True
    November 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    RIP Brandon! This is soo sad

  37. Will
    November 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks for posting this news so quickly. I live down the street and was wondering what happened.
    Who fights at 1:00 in the afternoon?

    • hpymmy20
      November 29, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      And if the witness were right an they appeared to be teenagers, why were they not in school.

    • Notagain!!!!
      November 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      @Will, dang you live down the street from there? LORD HAVE MERCY!!! GET THE HE’LL OUT OFF THERE! lol

  38. AreJay
    November 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I was listening to my new scanner & top that/this. Pretty crazy!

    • AreJay
      November 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      I meant to say I caught this while listening to my new scanner. Wow! I heard they detained at least one suspect and at least two others for questioning.

  39. Notagain!!!!
    November 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Wow! Shot 6 times? Dang can’t just one bullet kill you? It’s obvious who ever shot that young man has no remorse for human lives! Just makes “IT” a coward,an animal!!!!! Then again look at were we at!!!!! Yuppppp!!! But then again we have no details of why were they fighting at first! Was it gang related? A drug deal gone bad? I feel sorry for the parents of that dead young man!!

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