Man walks out of house with shotgun, leaves family suicide note
Undergoing psychiatric evaluation
LANCASTER, Calif.—A Lancaster man was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation this morning after walking away from his home with a shotgun and leaving his family a suicide note, authorities said.
The 64-year-old man left a home in the 43200 block of Sunny Lane at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon, said Lt. Richard Daniels of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lancaster Station.
"We made good use of the helicopter to find him,'' which happened at 35th Street E and Avenue L at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, Daniels said."He had the shotgun and indicated he was still suicidal, but he was taken into custody for a psychiatric evaluation and there were no injuries.''
PALMDALE, Calif.—Coroner’s officials today identified a 34-year-old pedestrian who was fatally struck by a Metrolink train in an apparent suicide.
Matthew Fee of Palmdale died at the crash near Sierra Highway and East Avenue O-8 about 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Inspector Quvondo Johnson of the county fire department said.
No one was hurt on the northbound Metrolink train, number 205, and the passengers were bused to their destination of Lancaster, Sherita Coffelt of Metrolink said.
PALMDALE, Calif.—Metrolink train fatally struck a pedestrian today in Palmdale in what authorities believe was a case of suicide.
The crash happened about 11:10 a.m. near Sierra Highway and East Avenue O-8, said Inspector Quvondo Johnson of the county fire department.
The victim died at the scene. No one was hurt on the northbound Metrolink train, number 205, and the passengers were bused to their destination of Lancaster, said Sherita Coffelt of Metrolink.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Two Southland men pleaded guilty today to a federal conspiracy charge involving a scheme in which stolen identities were used to file phony tax returns, claiming thousands of dollars in refunds.
Michael Williams, 42, of Palmdale, and 34-year-old Mike Niko of Carson entered their pleas before U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer. They face up to 10 years each in prison at sentencing Sept. 9.
Having a schoolmate commit suicide significantly increases the chance that a teenager will consider or attempt suicide themselves, according to a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
LANCASTER, Calif. — A registered sex offender accused of using a cellphone camera to capture video up hundreds of women’s skirts in Lancaster and elsewhere in Los Angeles County was in custody and facing prosecution, authorities said.