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Authorities Identify Man Killed By Arrow

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LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — A man who was fatally shot with an arrow after trying to intervene in a couple’s argument in Lancaster was identified Monday.

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

Briggs was shot about 3:30 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 43000 block of 27th Street West, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Rouzan said.

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

“The suspect’s brother and 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 and booked on suspicion of murder and held on $1 million bail, Rouzan said. He is scheduled to appear at the Antelope Valley courthouse in Lancaster on Tuesday.

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