Lancaster Man Arrested In Shooting Deaths Of Toddler, Uncle

LANCASTER (AP) — An 18-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a 2-year-old boy and his uncle in South Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Times says federal marshals took Jaquain Smith into custody Thursday outside his home in Lancaster.

Police say Smith is suspected in the shooting last month of Joshua Montes and his uncle, Josefat Canchola. Both were struck in the head as Canchola held little Joshua in his arms. They died at a hospital.

Police say the bullets were intended for rival gang members.

Davion McClelland, 18, was charged earlier this month with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder involving the intended targets.

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  • Roy Rogers

    Thank God I am leaving this town, hopefully when I get back only half the population will be killed off by each other. Too many guns, to many victims, stop the insanity. The sad thing is , it’s not the guns, it’s the people.

  • TT

    i want to know where that 18 year old’s mom was – who raised him?
    Im so sorry for that families loss …my condolences ….


    Another senseless killing for the Gangs. This is what they get up for to see who lives they can destroy each day. COWARDS It is a sad situation to know all the demons running around the city working for the Devil. It is your own gang members who is collecting the reward money on your dumb a&&es

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