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The suspect accused in the fatal shooting death of a man in Lancaster this week has turned himself in, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday.

Mario Jose Estrada is seen in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Mario Jose Estrada is seen in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Mario Jose Estrada, 23, was accompanied by several family members when he surrendered to authorities at the Lancaster Sheriff Station, a news release from the department stated.

Estrada on Thursday had been named as a suspect in the slaying of a 35-year-old man whose body was found in a dirt field in the 44700 block of Division Street, according to a previous sheriff’s news release.

The victim, who sustained at least one gunshot wound, had been shot at a different location, in the 200 block of Nicobar Avenue, according to the department.

Authorities have not yet released the victim’s name.

Estrada was booked into jail on a murder charge and is being held on 2 million bail, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

No other details about the homicide were immediately released.

The case remains under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Those who wish to leave a tip anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers by dialing 800-222-8477, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

KTLA’s Irving Last contributed to this story. 

A man's body was located in a dirt field in Lancaster on Feb. 2, 2017, according to sheriff's officials. (Credit: KTLA)

A man’s body was located in a dirt field in Lancaster on Feb. 2, 2017, according to sheriff’s officials. (Credit: KTLA)