LANCASTER – A man died in Lancaster early Saturday morning after he was shot in the upper torso with a bow and arrow, authorities said.
The incident occurred around 3:27 a.m., Saturday, August 23, outside a home in the 43000 block of 27th Street West in Lancaster. Detectives have arrested 23-year-old Garrett Adams in connection with the bow and arrow attack, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. Read it below:
Detectives have learned that the suspect, 23-year-old Garrett Adams, a resident of Lancaster, was arguing with his girlfriend at the residence.
The suspect’s brother and a friend, later identified as the victim, arrived at the residence and tried to intervene.
The dispute continued outside onto the sidewalk, where the suspect then armed himself with a hunting bow and arrow, shooting the victim once in the upper torso.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The suspect was arrested for murder and booked at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station in lieu of one million dollars bail.
There is no additional information at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
UPDATED 8/25/14: The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Charles Emmanuel Briggs of Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.