Man Fatally Shot by Arrow in Lancaster Attack Identified by Coroner

A man who was killed in a bow-and-arrow attack in Lancaster was identified Monday.

Charles Emmanuel Briggs, 27,  was identified as the man killed in a bow-and-arrow attack in Lancaster. (Credit: The Briggs family)

Charles Emmanuel Briggs, 27, was identified as the man killed in a bow-and-arrow attack in Lancaster. (Credit: The Briggs family)

Charles Emmanuel Briggs, 27, was the victim in the early morning Saturday incident, according to Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.

The Lancaster resident had tried to intervene in an argument between 23-year-old Garrett Taylor Adams and Adams’ girlfriend, authorities had said Saturday.

When Briggs and Adams’ brother arrived at a residence in the 43000 block of 27th Street West and got involved, the dispute continued outside the home, the Sheriff’s Department stated over the weekend.

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)

Adams allegedly armed himself with a bow and arrow and shot the victim in the upper torso.

Witnesses said Briggs stumbled from the home, leaving a trail of blood, before collapsing with the arrow in his chest. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Adams was being held on $1 million bail and was due to appear at Antelope Valley courthouse Tuesday.

The Sheriff’s Department was not releasing a booking photo of him.

Evidence markers were at  the scene of an investigation into a bow-and-arrow attack in Lancaster on Aug. 23, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Evidence markers were at the scene of an investigation into a bow-and-arrow attack in Lancaster on Aug. 23, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)


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