Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Using Bow and Arrow to Fatally Shoot Man in Lancaster

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday after allegedly using a bow and arrow to fatally shoot a man at a home in Lancaster, authorities said.

A man who was shot by a bow and arrow left a bloody trail on a street in Lancaster before he died, authorities said. (Credit: Luis Meza)

A man who was shot by a bow and arrow left a bloody trail on a street in Lancaster before he died, authorities said. (Credit: Luis Meza)

Garrett Taylor Adams, a Lancaster resident, was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, according to a news release form the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident began about about 3:27 a.m. at a house in the 43300 block of 27th Street West (map), where Adams was arguing with his girlfriend, the department said.

His brother and brother’s friend — later identified as the victim — arrived and tried to intervene, the news release said, and the dispute “continued outside onto the sidewalk, where [Adams] armed himself with a hunting bow and arrow, shooting the victim once in the upper torso.”

The unidentified victim left a trail of blood after being struck. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

News footage showed a bare-chested man at the scene shouting obscenities while being handcuffed by a sheriff’s deputy.

Adams was being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, near downtown L.A., and was expected to appear in L.A. County Superior Court on Tuesday morning, according to online records.

No further details were immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s homicide bureau at 323-890-5500.

KTLA’s Fabiola Franco contributed to this report.