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County supervisors offer $20,000 reward in murder of Lancaster war veteran Nathen Taylor


Nathen Taylor

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is offering a $20,000 reward for help in solving the murder of Nathen Taylor, an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who was shot dead April 21 while sitting in his car in Lancaster.

Taylor, 30, had just left a party and was by himself when he was approached by a group of men. One of the men shot him several times in the torso at close range, according to reports. He died soon after at a local hospital.

Sheriff’s investigators did not offer a motive, and have been searching for the shooter and his accomplices. But more than a month later no arrests have been made.

According to the L.A. Times, Taylor served three tours of duty as an Army sergeant before returning home to Lancaster. He was studying computer software and engineering at Antelope Valley College and was engaged to be married.