Car-to-car shooting in Lancaster, 4 arrested

None of the four occupants in this BMW were injured by gunfire, but they were all arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

None of the four occupants in this BMW were injured by gunfire, but they were all arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. (Photos by LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – Four people were arrested and detectives are still searching for the second vehicle involved in a car-to-car shooting Thursday morning in West Lancaster, authorities said.

The incident occurred a little after 10 a.m. near 40th Street West and Avenue J-8, according to Deputy Deloof of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

The shooting happened near 40th Street West and AvenueJ-8. (LUIS MEZA)

The shooting happened near 40th Street West and Avenue J-8. (LUIS MEZA)

“It appears that there was a shooting between two vehicles, and one of the vehicles that was involved crashed into two light poles and a fire hydrant,” Deloof said.

The vehicle, a dark-colored BMW, was headed southbound on 40th Street West, Deloof said.

The BMW crashed into a hydrant, sending water spewing into the sky, before jumping the center divider and coming to rest at a light pole on the corner of Avenue J-8.

At least four bullet holes could be seen in the back windshield of the BMW. (LUIS MEZA)

At least four bullet holes could be seen in the back windshield of the BMW. (LUIS MEZA)

At least three bullet holes could be seen on the passenger side of the BMW, and there were at least four bullet holes in the back windshield.

Three males and one female were inside the BMW during the shooting, and none of them were hit by gunfire, Deloof said, adding that no other injuries were reported in connection with the incident. The BMW’s occupants were detained at the scene and then taken to the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, where they were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

The four occupants in the BMW were taken into custody.

The four occupants in the BMW were taken into custody.

Arrested were 29-year-old Albert Perryman of Lancaster; 25-year-old Dwight Thomas of Los Angeles; 24-year-old Percy Moore of Los Angeles; and 22-year-old Aja Moore of Los Angeles, according to Deputy Deloof.

He said a firearm was recovered at the scene, but not inside the BMW. An early Lancaster Sheriff’s Station broadcast stated that deputies were looking for a Gray Buick.

No further information was immediately available late Thursday afternoon. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station’s Operation Safe Streets Bureau at 661-948-8466. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

  66 comments for “Car-to-car shooting in Lancaster, 4 arrested

  1. youdonthaveaclue
    April 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    To you fraudulent’s, kibitzers, and make believers who dare to speak Upon this matter,
    Your stupid as possible because you know that you know nothing whatsoever.
    And if you really knew what was going on You wouldn’t even be commenting .
    Also, none of you people know me, my character, capacities, and statue of self.
    Like the mayor of lancaster (he’s a history drug user and racist ), you people are color – blind
    And lackeys

  2. supabad
    April 8, 2014 at 9:04 am


    • [removed]
      April 25, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      your probably just a hater who he rejected lmao-or a girl who wanted hem but couldnt get her way -lmao u people tryed to say hes a drug dealer,gangmember n more noe u talkin get lost loser

  3. Concerned Citizen
    April 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I live down the street from where this incident took place. It is litterally a block away from an elementary school and many small children live in the surrounding neighborhoods. For those saying get a life and mind our business apparently do not live in this nice quiet area. We have children here MANY children elementary, jr. High, and high school age that we love. And when this nonsense is brought into our neighborhood it is made out business! It is a blessing that a bullet did not miss and fly through someone’s home and strike their child or them. I am glad these people were apprehended I can only hope they apprehend the person or persons in the second car!

    • pisceslover
      April 8, 2014 at 9:11 am

      the guy getting arrested in the picture lives right across the street from the elementary school in those apartments ….i know him and his house is right their….so he is closer than u think….but i stopped talking to him because he stole my friends ssn and used it to get phones…but he is a con artist for real and needs to be investigated…

      • youwillgetgot
        April 17, 2014 at 10:04 am

        ay ur a [removed] girl. i know albert and you [removed] are mad because he dont [removed] with yall. albert is a baller y the [removed] would he need ur ssn for a phonedumb asssno ur just mad because he didnt let you work for his cellphone company we know its you [removed] that want to [removed] all the time but he wouldnt let you the same [removed] that live on j and 25th west lmao now if we go to your house to [removed] we would be rite for doing that osirus is a business man and a intellectual genius a one of a kind man u never met [removed] yall talkin about that is why he dont [removed] with u read the report …the police dont know [removed] osirus is real n wont tell them nothin…u still made huhe fake [removed] i invested with osirus network and got 10,000 back but u want to talk about a phone [removed] ..get the [removed] out of here -u haters just just keep payin attention because he willl show u how much your under hem osirus we really appreciate you -from your friends and business partners. we need new financial programme…jason society

        • Nancy P
          April 17, 2014 at 9:26 pm


  4. Derrick
    April 2, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Look on Albert Perrymen facebook page flashing money and in that same bmw

    April 2, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    They are known drug dealers. They are scum and I ma glad they got caught.

    • youwillgetgot
      April 17, 2014 at 10:21 am


  6. Whattheheck!
    March 29, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Did you notice that 3 out of 4 are from Los Angeles? Why are they running up here to the AV to have a shoot out? Maybe they think the Police here in the AV won’t shut them down… here’s a suggestion — take that drama back to Los Angeles!!!

    • Dunn
      March 30, 2014 at 12:58 am

      To be honest the av is known for more strict cops than LA

  7. JipJoe
    March 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Ghetto $500 rims on an old 7 series choke full of electrical issues and a Buick. Gee, no surprise there. Did someone open a GhettoRus in town?

    • sikntired
      March 28, 2014 at 6:59 pm


      • jipjoe is [removed]
        March 31, 2014 at 1:55 am

        $500 rims? Old 7 series? What do you drive. Does it matter what kind of car it is? I think the article said “Three males and one female were inside the BMW during the shooting, and none of them were hit by gunfire” They where shot at so how are they the THUGS? I think they are the victims. Someone stated the driver of the car was from west Lancaster so maybe he was the target??

        Please read the article correct before you make STUPID COMMENTS!

        • Wowza
          March 31, 2014 at 12:30 pm

          Victims? Well the article also states that all four were arrested? Are we reading the same article?

        • Ohmy
          March 31, 2014 at 1:20 pm

          And a gun recovered! Or maybe you thing they were set up?

        • bird
          March 31, 2014 at 5:14 pm

          jipjoe—You really like arguing with yourself!

    March 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm


  9. krista
    March 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    All of yall who talking [removed] go get a life before you start discriminating people you dont know what happened mind your damn business….

    • bird
      March 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      krista—you wouldn’t happen to be a friend of Deon would you? The one who is trying to pin this caper on Mexicans. This is a public forum, that means this is our business. I would suggest you get a life; something that has a positive outcome.

    • Wowza
      March 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      If people are shooting each other up like the ‘wild west’, it becomes the business of the community. What if one of those stray bullets struck a child?

  10. Goon23
    March 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Crime happens anywhere and everywhere day light or night doesn’t matter what country,state or city there will be crime ! Everyone is quick to judge like we live in the safest city in the nation be thankful instead for waking up and having another beautiful day to spend with family and love ones u can be here today and be gone tomorrow god bless!

    • ja
      March 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      so because crime is expected,we have to accept it? that is a flawed concept. We need more citizens to be vocal. We need more citizens to report this behavior, to call those committing these crimes out into public view. Stop turning a blind eye and DON’T EVER accept this as the normal routine just because it is going to happen somewhere at sometime anyway. Stand up for your community! take it back! own it! be proud of it and let those that want to bring it down with crime and corruption know that for everyone of them out there thinking they can operate like criminals without consequence there will be more things to worry about than the sheriffs. Time to cut the snitches get stitches fear out, that only protects criminals.

      • GuardianAngel
        April 1, 2014 at 4:29 pm

        You do not have to accept the crime itself, but accept the fact that it will forever exist, I assume that is what -Goon23- meant.. If not, that is my attitude towards it..

  11. wow
    March 28, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Remember R Rex Parris Quote Everybody from his mailer :
    ” Do you remember how bad things were in Lancaster only four and a half
    years ago? Gang crime was out of control. We heard gunfire at night from our
    homes. Families were afraid to go out after dark. Thankfully, things are much
    better today “

    • :(
      March 28, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Really, now we hear gunfire during the day. Oh for the good old days before Rex!

    • PA
      March 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Oh BS, It’s still bad…

  12. GA
    March 28, 2014 at 10:36 am

    The owner of this vehicle lives at the premier apartments in west Lancaster. I see his car there all the time. He is an ill tempered individual that is ALWAYS down in the leasing office getting chummy with the apartment manager. I am sure he has had noise complaints against him since he likes to play his music real loud with no regards to others in the complex. If you live at the premiere these are the kind of neighbors you might have. If you live in a house close to the premiere these are the kinf of neighbors you might have. Think about that.

    • SHUTUP
      April 17, 2014 at 10:39 am


      • Eric
        April 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

        Compelling argument.

      • Mickey
        April 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm


        When you hear someone use that word, it usually means they’re losing an argument or have run out of things to say. It’s the last refuge of someone who is truly ignorant.

      • bird
        April 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

        When you’re a criminal, it doesn’t matter what color you are.

  13. Mememe
    March 28, 2014 at 9:14 am

    This is so sad and scary. I hate that a couple of scumbags can ruin our neighborhood. I live in Palmdale and it’s not a lot better than Lancaster but I feel a lot safer. I only go to Lancaster to go to Costco and the Ladies Gym. However, we do have to keep in mind that this type of stuff happens everywhere. Yesterday there was a shooting in Thousand Oaks and today in Mar Vista. Scum is everywhere.

  14. Jim Jameson
    March 28, 2014 at 7:45 am

    This is horrible! This drug dealing trash needs to leave the antelope valley nobody wants them here! The family is very digusting as well check their facebooks!

  15. Bob
    March 28, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Just another “typical” day in the good old AV! Want to live longer? Want a safe place to raise your kids?, then run don’t walk to get the he%* out of the AV!

  16. Deon
    March 28, 2014 at 7:00 am

    These wasn’t thugs, People don’t even know the facts

    • jaxx
      March 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

      If they are shooting guns on the street at cars THEY ARE THUGS

      • Monique
        March 29, 2014 at 2:04 am

        Amen!, Jaxx.

    • ohmy
      March 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, well then it must be a duck. Duh. Facts are there was a shooting period!!

      • Deon
        March 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm

        How where they the “thugs” when they the ones that got shot at! Come on people. It probably was some Mexicans trying to rob him for the car

        • Mememe
          March 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

          Wow!! And they just happened to have gun and shot back? We’re you there? A thug, is at thug, is a thug no matter what color or ethnicity.

        • bird
          March 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm

          Deon—Really nice Deon! Trying to pin this on Mexicans trying to rob them of their car. Then I guess they wouldn’t be shooting the car full of bullets would they.

          • bird
            March 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm

            Deon—Who would want a car that’s a sure roust.

        • Angie
          March 28, 2014 at 6:37 pm

          Or some of the AV’s accepted Meth heads trying to rob them…The Meth Heads are acceptable out here…I love the way that they pick and choose what they want to get out of the article..THEY were not shooting, there was NO gun in the BMW…duh..But last weeks Pedophile was MISUNDERSTOOD and trying to work, come on folks!!

    • fed up
      March 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      ya not thugs but they r on here threatening a witness to watch their back…hmmm sounds like a p.o.s thug to me! I can’t stand this valley, better move before my kids start school! so disgusting these people are!ugh

  17. bogodean
    March 28, 2014 at 6:34 am

    my son-in-law came to visit and wanted to know why the av looks like the getto or south los angeles. he moved away 2 years ago. why do we have all this trash moving here and making the area so scary and unsafe

    • Bob
      March 28, 2014 at 6:54 am

      You say your son moved away? He is one of the smart ones-he’ll live longer.

  18. quartzhill
    March 27, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    I pulled up to the accident at about 9:55am. I saw one of the passengers running and hiding something in the bushes. I thought it was drugs. Didn’t know there was shots fired. Ridiculous.

    Quartz Hill resident 20 years and counting

    • Watchyourback
      March 28, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks for the info blue Acura we done saw you.

      • lisa
        March 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm

        Is that a threat? Wow

        • Wowza
          March 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

          Yeah really, can anyone say IP address?

      • bird
        March 29, 2014 at 6:30 am

        watchyourback just threatened Quartzhill on March 28,2014, at 1:43 pm. This absolutely needs to be addressed! Go to the police with this information!

        • Friend of Qh
          March 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

          You guys need to relax this was an inside joke a (simple joke)between the person who left the comment and a friend referencing the increased crime and trash that has camme and stayed in the AV. I don’t think the criminals have acess legally to internet in jail. This is a quick example of how everyone’s quick to assume!

          • Friend of Qh
            March 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

            *came *access

          • bird
            March 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm

            Never thought this threat came from internet in jail! No assumption here, it is a threat from watchyourback! This is a written threat and will be addressed!

          • Friend of Qh
            March 31, 2014 at 11:28 am

            Let me clarify this because it seems like people are going to too far with this and trying to instigate something other/bigger than it really is. I’m a friend of quartzhill and was speaking with him after he put his comment up and it was a simple joke between us he is a friend of mine and that is why he hasn’t responded so others don’t make it out bigger than it was suppose to be. Those who believe the first comment by “watchyourback” was real it was fake and repeat a joke to my own friend discussing our unsafe streets and increased crime since we live locally in quartz hill.

          • WRONG time/place
            April 1, 2014 at 11:28 am

            Ever heard. . There’s a time AND place to play/joke? ? Maybe with how serious this topic is he made a poor decision all the way around. SMH some things aren’t meant to be joked about

    • LASD- Detective
      March 31, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Quartzhill, Call Lancaster Station and ask to speak to Detective Ellis in Operation Safe Streets Bureau.

  19. As
    March 27, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I hope the others are found! I was just driving down 40th this morning a little before 10. This is so scary. They obviously didn’t care about other vehicles on the road. And it’s always the innocent people who get hurt. Thankfully no one was shot, but I can’t believe the stupidity.

  20. QHR
    March 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Typical Ghettocaster!

  21. Smart
    March 27, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Look at me I have giant wheels and little tire on a performance car. I am not smart, I am a dumb criminal. I call attention to myself when I shouldn’t. What a waste!

  22. soapbox journal
    March 27, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I wonder what the mayor rexey poo would have to say about this.

  23. Db
    March 27, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I’m not sure what is going on in Lancaster!?..but the last few times I have done errands around this town (I don’t live in Lancaster)….I have noticed a quite obvious change in the scenery…it is downright scary…I see nothing but spaced-out and drugged-up panhandlers at nearly every store you go to…I see gang-members with their tattoos galore that reveal everything about them all over their face, neck and arms…to say the least this town is at the worst I have seen it and I have lived in the valley for over 30 years!…I now avoid it all at costs!

    • Scott Pelka
      March 27, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Wait didn’t Rex say we don’t have a gang problem anymore, or maybe their just friends of the mayor’s.

    • Irena
      March 28, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Same here. I live in Palmdale and though we have our problem areas, I feel much safer here then when I have to go to Lancaster. I work a few days a week in Lancaster and when I go to lunch I will only visit a few places, not wanting to drive too far afield.

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