LANCASTER – Local detectives are looking for additional witnesses or anyone who may have information regarding a gang-related incident that happened in a Lancaster neighborhood last week.
“Thursday, Aug. 21, Lancaster deputies arrested four male adults related to a gang incident where all four suspects shouted gang slogans and brandished a handgun while riding in a four-door black 2000 Honda Civic,” stated Lancaster Community Relations Deputy Miguel Ruiz.
The incident happened around 7:10 p.m. near the 45400 block of Sancroft Avenue, and many people were outside at the time, officials said.
The suspects have been identified as 25-year-old Johnny Horton, 22-year-old Wilbert Williams, 23-year-old Darin Logan, and 18-year-old Reyes Lopez, all from Lancaster.
All four were charged Aug. 27 with conspiracy to commit murder for the benefit of a criminal street gang, according to court records. Horton, Williams and Logan were also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are seeking additional witnesses, Ruiz said.
“We’re appealing to the public for information from anyone who might have witnessed that incident or who might have witnessed a similar incident in their neighborhood,” Ruiz said.
“We can’t go into too many details about the investigation. We’re just asking the general public if they recognize a vehicle matching our description [four-door black 2000 Honda Civic] or witnessed that type of activity – people brandishing firearms and yelling out gang slogans,” Ruiz continued. “We’re not saying what those slogans are because we want people to come forward with the information to see if it is consistent with this case.”
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Lancaster Operation Safe Streets Gang Unit at 661-948-8466.
The four suspects are scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 10, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.