Clues sought in man’s death

first_imgLANCASTER – A homicide detective has asked for the public’s help in an investigation into the weekend slaying of a young ex-convict. Cortez Knight, 21, of Lancaster was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday in the middle of Trevor Avenue, but investigators said they have found no one willing to talk about what happened. “It looks like he probably ran from the area of the sideway to the street where he collapsed,” sheriff’s Lt. Al Grotefend said. “He left a trail of blood.” Detectives have been told that a number of people were in front of a home in the 44800 block of Trevor Avenue when Knight was shot, but no one has come forward with information, Grotefend said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Detectives don’t know if Knight’s death was related to gang activity. “We have very little workable information,” Grotefend said. Knight was a parolee who was being sought by authorities for failing to report to his parole officer, state prison records show. Knight had been sent to state prison in December after an Antelope Valley conviction for auto theft and was released on parole in June. Anyone with information on Knight’s death was asked to call the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img