LANCASTER – A Lancaster man was charged Tuesday with killing a 27-year-old man with a hunting bow and arrow, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Garrett Taylor Adams, 23, faces one count of murder; and the complaint includes an allegation that Adams used a compound bow in the Aug. 23 killing of Charles Emmanuel Briggs.
Adams appeared in an Antelope Valley courtroom Tuesday afternoon, but his arraignment was postponed until Sept. 9, 2014.
The bow and arrow attack occurred around 3:27 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, outside a home in the 43000 block of 27th Street West in Lancaster.
Sheriff’s detectives said Adams was arguing with his girlfriend at the residence, when his brother and Briggs arrived and tried to intervene.
“The dispute continued outside onto the sidewalk, where [Adams] then armed himself with a hunting bow and arrow, shooting [Briggs] once in the upper torso,” Sheriff’s detectives said in a press statement.
Briggs was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Adams has remained in custody on $1 million bail since his arrest on Aug. 23. If convicted as charged, Adams faces 26 years to life in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
UPDATED 9/9/14: The arraignment for Garrett Adams was postponed until Oct. 14, 2014. We will continue to follow this story.
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