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$20,000 reward offered in slaying of ex-Army sergeant in Lancaster

May 29, 2012 |  7:28 am

Approximate location of incident is shown in purple, along with 11 other homicides since January 2007 within two miles of the incident.

Nathen TaylorAuthorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information on whoever killed former Army Sgt. Nathen Taylor, who was shot to death in in Lancaster last month after serving three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Taylor, 26, was killed as he sat in the driver's seat of a parked car.  Several men walked up to the vehicle and fired several rounds, authorities said.

He had served seven years as an Army sergeant and was a student at Antelope Valley College, where he was studying for his associate of arts degree in computer software and engineering. He was engaged to be married.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives investigating the case have not any arrests. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is offering the $20,000 reward for information that could help identify the killers.

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-- Angel Jennings

Images: Approximate location of incident is shown in purple, along with 11 other homicides since January 2007 within two miles of the incident. Credit: Los Angeles Times Homicide Report; Nathen Taylor. Credit: KTLA

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