Man arrested for shooting deaths of four children and mother-in-law

Lancaster, California: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced the arrest of 29-year-old Germarcus David related to the shooting deaths of four children, a girl and three boys, and their grandmother on Sunday, November 28 at approximately 10:30 pm.


The initial report issued by the sheriff's department indicated that homicide detectives were responding to a residence on Garnet Lane but provided no additional information.


David turned himself in at the Lancaster Sheriff's Station lobby shortly after the shootings, and moments after his wife returned home to find the bodies according to ABC7.


No possible motive has been released at this time.


ABC7 additionally reported that David had held a permit to carry a gun as a licensed security guard but that permit had expired in August 2020.


According to LASD Lt. Brandon Dean the department was not aware of any previous calls related to domestic violence at the residence.


David is being held in lieu of $2 million bond and is expected to appear in Antelope Valley Court today.


The names and ages of the victims have not been released beyond identifying the mother-in-law as being in her 50s and all of the children as under the age of 12. All were pronounced deceased with gunshot wounds to the upper torso.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  Those wishing to remain anonymous may do so by contacting CrimeStoppers at (800) 222-TIPS(8477) or by downloading the "P3 Tips" app on a smartphone.