Teens Who Helped Capture Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Lancaster Sgt. Among Those Honored

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As news broke that the man suspected of killing a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant was thought to be hiding in her Lancaster neighborhood, Sara Arrowsmith received a text that still haunts her months later: “He’s in the house, Mom.”

Minutes earlier, according to prosecutors, Trenton Trevon Lovell had wounded Sgt. Steve Owen, then stood over the officer before pumping four fatal shots into his body. Then for 90 tense minutes, Arrowsmith said, he by turns threatened and sought help from her son and daughter.

Nancy Arrowsmith-Hart and Trevor Hart, now 20 and 18, were among several Los Angeles County residents presented with Courageous Citizen Awards on Wednesday by Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey at a ceremony in Pasadena.

“Their quick thinking saved, not only themselves, but also others,” Lacey said.

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