A Los Angeles County Sheriff's patrol car. Photo courtesy sheriff
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s patrol car. Photo courtesy sheriff
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s patrol car. Photo courtesy sheriff

Authorities Monday identified a man who was fatally shot with an arrow on Saturday morning after he tried to intervene in a boyfriend-girlfriend argument in Lancaster.

The violence occurred about 3:30 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the 43000 block of 27th Street West, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Rouzan said.

Charles Briggs, 27, of the Lancaster area died at a hospital, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

According to Rouzan, the suspect — Garrett Adams, 23, of Lancaster — had been arguing with his girlfriend at the location.

“The suspect’s brother and a friend, later identified as the victim, arrived at the residence and tried to intervene,” Rouzan said. “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.”

Adams was arrested. booked on suspicion of murder and held in lieu of $1 million bail, Rouzan said. He was scheduled to appear at the Antelope Valley courthouse in Lancaster on Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s department.

— City News Service

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