Updated 4/24/12: The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Kim Laurine Odom.
LANCASTER – Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives Friday were investigating a shooting in Lancaster that left a Black woman dead.
Detectives responded to the 1200 Block of Meadow Circle around 11:37 p.m. Thursday, April 19, to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a female Black adult, according to a Sheriff’s press report.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials have not said how many times the woman was shot, or where she sustained her gunshot wounds.
As of 10 a.m., Friday, the woman’s name and age had not been released pending notification of next of kin.
Right now officials have no more information to release on the circumstances, possible suspects or motives for the shooting. We will have more details on this story as they become available.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
Updated 4 p.m. 4/20/12:
The victim’s boyfriend, Ron Hamilton, 47, has been arrested for the murder, which occurred at the Sunrise Apartments at 1251 Meadow View Lane.
Hamilton was booked on suspicion of murder around 4:05 a.m., Friday at the Lancaster Station, according to LASD inmate records. The following is the updated press release from the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau:
Shortly after 5 p.m., Thursday evening (4/19/12) deputies from Lancaster Station responded to the 1200 block of Meadow Circle, Lancaster, regarding a call of a spousal assault.
When the deputies arrived, they detained a man who was sitting on the steps outside the apartment.
When they checked inside the apartment they found a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. Los Angeles County Fire Rescue Paramedics responded to the residence and pronounced the woman dead at the scene.
The victim’s boyfriend, who was being detained outside, was taken into custody.
Forty-seven-year-old Ron Hamilton was booked for murder at Lancaster Station. He is being held in lieu of $1,000,000 bail.
There is no more information available at this time.
As of 4 p.m. Friday, the woman’s name had not been released pending notification of next of kin. We will have additional information on this story as it becomes available.