LANCASTER – A 29-year-old man was shot dead with an AK-47 during an argument at a Lancaster home Monday afternoon, authorities said.
The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Monday, April 11, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau.
“Detectives have learned that the suspect, a 34-year-old male Hispanic, and the victim, a 29-year-old male Hispanic, got into a disagreement at the suspect’s residence in the 4600 block of East Avenue G, Lancaster,” the news release states. “During the argument, the suspect shot the victim with an assault rifle.”
The suspect was detained by responding deputies and arrested at the residence, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the news release.
“The murder weapon, an AK-47 assault rifle, was recovered at the location,” the news release states.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of kin, coroner’s officials said Tuesday morning. The suspect’s name was not immediately released.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
UPDATED 4.13.16: The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Travis Ryan Rutledgehass of Lancaster, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
The suspect was identified in court records as 34-year-old Michael Shaun Greenstone of Lancaster. He was charged Wednesday with murder and remains jailed on $1 million bail.