LASD Lancaster Station: Detectives investigating shooting death of 47-year-old man

LASD Lancaster Station - Lancaster, California - February 25, 2014

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man that was discovered at 8:58 AM, Monday, February 24, 2014, in the 13300 block of East Avenue H, Lancaster.

Detectives have learned that deputies from the Lancaster Sheriff's Station responded to the area in search of a missing person. The victim's family reported the victim missing at about 1:00 AM today, after he failed to return from the desert on his all-terrain cycle (ATC). He had last been seen by family members on the afternoon of Sunday, February 23, 2014.
During the search, the victim was found laying on the ground near his ATC. It was determined he had suffered a gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has been identified as 47 year-old, Stephen Finson, a resident of Lancaster.

There is no suspect information and this is an on-going investigation. There is no further information at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Remember you can always provide information about any crime or wanted suspect through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS, texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website

- Information provided by Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom

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