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City of Lancaster's Digital Shield Initiative Leads to Suspect Capture in Homicide Case

Post Date:03/26/2024 3:31 PM

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Lancaster, CA. March 26, 2024 - In a significant development in the fight against crime in Lancaster, local law enforcement has successfully apprehended the suspect involved in the tragic stabbing incident that occurred on the 300 E. block of Avenue J last Friday afternoon.

Thanks to the innovative use of technology, law enforcement officials were able to track down and capture the individual accused of the heinous crime that led to the death of an individual in his 50s at a local bus stop.

“In Lancaster, we're transforming our City into a place where crime simply doesn't stand a chance. Our message is clear: commit a crime within here, and we will find you. This breakthrough, powered by our adoption of cutting-edge technologies, exemplifies our rapid crime-solving capabilities and our commitment to deterring criminal activities. With the ongoing expansion of our Digital Shield, we're enhancing our ability to fight crime more effectively than ever,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris.

The Lancaster Police Department, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, responded swiftly to the incident, utilizing advanced surveillance capabilities. This state-of-the-art technology played a crucial role in identifying and locating the suspect, who had fled the scene immediately after the attack.

The victim, who suffered a fatal stab wound, was promptly attended to by emergency services and transported to a nearby hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries. The swift capture of the suspect brings a measure of justice to the victim's family and demonstrates the effectiveness of Lancaster's commitment to leveraging technology to enhance public safety.

The Lancaster Police Department extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim and reaffirms its dedication to ensuring the safety and security of all its residents. The successful apprehension of the suspect underscores the value of technological advancements and the critical role that community cooperation plays in solving crimes.

For further information or to provide additional assistance in this case, the public is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

About the City of Lancaster, CA

Lancaster is a diverse community of nearly 170,000, leading the future through science, technology, art, culture, and collaboration. Home to astronauts, rocket scientists, families, and innovative businesses large and small, we are leading the USA with innovation. Combined with spectacular landscapes and clean air, Lancaster has the confidence, expertise, spirit, and imagination to transform tomorrow. We are: Creating a better tomorrow. Visit us at

City of Lancaster Police Department is steadfastly committed to providing superior public safety services to all who live, work, and visit our City. They work alongside the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station to uphold the peace and enhance the quality of life in Lancaster. The Lancaster Police Department proudly embraces state-of-the-art technology, data-driven decision-making processes, and community-oriented policing strategies to address the unique needs and concerns of our citizens. 


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