Thomas Roland Gray Jr., a 29-year-old black man, died Saturday, June 18, two days after he was shot in the 1600 block of Cactus Drive in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Gray, a resident of Palmdale, was visiting a friend at his apartment on Thursday, June 16, when someone knocked at the door about 10 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Rosson.
When the friend answered the door, he told investigators he was hit over the head and remembered hearing a gunshot before he passed out, Rosson said.
When the friend came to, he discovered Gray had been shot and nearly $2,000 in cash and other items were gone from the apartment, Rosson said.
Gray and his friend were taken to a nearby hospital. Gray had been shot multiple times in the upper torso, Rosson said. He was ...