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Suspected burglar shot dead by Lancaster business owner

September 1, 2010 |  8:44 pm

A man who tried to burglarize a Lancaster business died Wednesday afternoon after he was shot by the owner, authorities said.

The business owner opened fire with a handgun on two men, striking one and possibly hitting the other, who fled, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The incident occurred about 3:30 a.m.

Deputies found one of the men on the ground outside the business in the 200 block of East Avenue K-8. The man, identified as Robert Summers, 28, died about 4:30 p.m at a local hospital, the department said.

The other suspect had not been located.

-- Robert J. Lopez