Sean B. Cowen, a 24-year-old white male, was fatally shot on Wednesday, Jan. 16, on Rancho Center Drive at City Ranch Road, about a half mile south of Elizabeth Lake Road in Palmdale, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators.
Cowen, a resident of Van Nuys, was one of four men who were shot on the remote, unlighted road around 11 p.m. that night.
Three of the men, including Cowen, were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth man called 911 to report he had been shot in the face. The survivor was taken to a Palmdale hospital that night, and later transferred to an undisclosed location for more "specialized medical care," Lt. Derrick Alfred said Tuesday.