LASD Lancaster Station: Suspect arrested after bow and arrow shooting death

LASD Lancaster Station - Lancaster, California - August 23, 2014

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a male adult that occurred on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 3:27 A.M. in the 43000 block of 27th Street West, Lancaster.

Detectives have learned that the suspect, 23 year-old Garrett Adams, a resident of Lancaster, was arguing with his girlfriend at the residence. The suspect’s brother and a friend, later identified as the victim, arrived at the residence and tried to intervene. 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.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect was arrested for murder and booked at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station in lieu of one million dollars bail.

The investigation is on-going. There is no further information at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website

- Information provided by Deputy Ryan Rouzan 
Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez

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