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Lancaster man arrested for shooting murder of ATC rider

Stephen Finson, 47, is seen in an undated photo.

May 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man was arrested Wednesday for the murder of a man riding an all-terrain cycle in Lancaster in February.

Steve Finson, 47, was found dead at about 9 a.m. on February 24 on the 13300 block of East Avenue H. He was shot while riding an ATC.

L.A. County Sheriff's personnel served two search warrants early Wednesday morning in unincorporated Lancaster and arrested Arturo Lopez, 38. He was booked on a murder charge and held without bail. Lopez was scheduled to appear in court Friday.

A Finson family member told Eyewitness News that Lopez is "a stranger. No one in our family knows him."

The homicide investigation was ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website lacrimestoppers.org.

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