LANCASTER — Two people--including a transient man--were arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Lancaster last week, authorities said Saturday.
Thaddeus Montgomery, 34, and Betty Kirkham, 38, of Rosamond, were arrested Friday at a Pinon Hills residence based on information deputies gathered through the week, said Deputy Bob Killeen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Montgomery and Kirkham were being held without bail at the Lancaster sheriff's station on suspicion of murder.
Derrick Mitchell, 23, was shot at about 1 a.m. July 6 at a residence in the 44500 block of Beech Avenue in Lancaster, according to authorities. He was taken to the Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center where he died the next day at about 10:30 a.m.
According to authorities, sometime before the shooting Mitchell's brother had been arguing with two men and two women near the house where the killing occurred.