Reward renewed in shooting death of ex-Army sergeant
Nathen Taylor was 26
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Board of Supervisors today renewed a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever fatally shot an Army veteran in Lancaster.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich recommended that the reward—set to expire Aug. 14—be extended for at least another 90 days.
On April 21, former Sgt. Nathen Taylor, 26, was shot several times in the chest while sitting in his parked vehicle outside his brother's house in Lancaster. Taylor, who had served three tours of duty with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq and Afghanistan, died at a hospital.
The victim had just left a party at his brother's house because he didn't like being around people who had been drinking too much, according to his sibling, who heard the shots and ran out to find Taylor wounded.
Taylor had no record of gang affiliation, police said, and family members wondered whether the attack had been a case of mistaken identity.
Taylor was taking computer and engineering classes at Antelope Valley College and was engaged to be married. He is survived by his 9-year-old daughter.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call sheriff's Sgt. Richard Garcia or Detective Mitch Robison at (323) 890-5500.
Los Angeles police say two suspects have been arrested for the murder of 5-year-old Aaron Shannon, and are being held without bail. Leonard Hall Jr., 21, was taken into custody today (Friday) about at 2:10 a.m. at an apartment in the 200 block of West. 27th Str. Marcus Denson, 18, was arrested Thursday evening by Sheriff’s deputies in the 1100 block of East 83rd Street. Law enforcement officials say both suspects are active gang members.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Board of Supervisors today offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the hit-and-run motorist whose car fatally struck a 34-year-old mother of four in Lancaster.
At about 7:45 p.m. March 19, Simone Walker was walking across Avenue L near the intersection of 32nd Street East when a car being driven east hit her.
The speed limit in the area is 50 mph and a sheriff’s spokesman told the Daily News that the car was likely driving at least that fast.
LANCASTER, Calif.—Three new felony counts were filed today against a Palmdale man accused of leading sheriff's deputies on a high-speed pursuit in Lancaster last month that ended in a crash that killed a 2-year-old girl and seriously injured her mother.
Marvin Travon Hicks—already charged with murder and evading an officer causing injury—was charged today with one count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing injury and evading an officer causing death.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects in the murder of 11-year-old Unique Russell.
Russell was one of three victims hit by gunfire on July 4 in the 1300 block of West 97th Street. She died from her wounds at Harbor UCLA Hospital.
Sheriff officials said two male suspects between the ages of 18 and 25 were seen fleeing the scene south on Normandie Avenue.
LANCASTER, Calif.—Authorities today identified a man who was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Lancaster area.
The crash was reported about 6 a.m. Monday at SR-138 and 110th Street West, said California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Posada.
Christopher Paul Carroll, 29, of Palmdale, died at the scene, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.