LANCASTER – A man was found dead Friday night inside a vehicle in Lancaster and an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances that led to his death.
The incident was reported around 9:25 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, near the intersection of 25th Street East and Avenue J, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. Investigators responded to the scene and found the victim.
Images from the scene show a white Mercedes-Benz in a dirt field near the intersection, and a source at the scene said the victim was found inside the vehicle and had been shot. This information was not confirmed by the sheriff’s department.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not yet been released pending next of kin notification. No further information on the incident was made available.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
UPDATE: The deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Damion Henninger of Lancaster, and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that Henninger was shot.
12 comments for "Man found dead in Lancaster [update: victim ID’d]"
Prayers for the family in this time my condolences for the young man. Hopefully they find out who did it
The article says he was shot. He was shot in June 2020 living his lifestyle. This time he didn’t make it .
Im being particular on the troll we all know who im talking about
So was this a suicide or did someone shoot him? The article said he was “found dead” but nothing more.
The update says he was shot
Wile E. says
Self inflicted or nah? I think that’s his point.
Was there a name?
In his short life he lived a violent life.
Found Dead says
May this man rest in peace and let us pray he is with Jesus now and may our community be here for the family.
Ignore the covid death jerk, I’m a behavioral therapist, you extinguish bad behavior by not rewarding it in ANY way.
Shame on us that our comment section looks like this after this man has lost his life to violence in our city. Where is the somberness and dignity in the face of losing a life?
Please show some more respect.
Thank you, Mary.
You just did reward it by acknowledging it.