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$20,000 Reward for Info on Who Shot Ex-Army Sergeant in Lancaster

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Authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information on who shot and killed former Army veteran Sgt. Nathan Taylor in Lancaster.

Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles Sheriff's department are seeking the public's help and will announce the reward at a press conference this morning.

The 30-year-old served seven years as an Army Sergeant in the 101st Airborne Unit and did three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a student at Antelope Valley College and was studying for his Associate of Arts Degree in computer software and engineering.

On April 17, he was sitting alone in a parked car in front of his brother's house in the 700 block of West Avenue H-7 and was shot at about 12 a.m. Authorities have not determined a motive for the shooting.

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"Several men walked up to the car, and one of the suspects fired several rounds into the vehicle,'' said Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau, according to City News Service. "The victim was fatally shot in the upper torso."

Taylor's brother, Patrick, said that he had no enemies and left the party inside the house because he didn't like to be around a lot of drinking.