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  • Death date
  • Aug. 23, 2014
  • Address
  • Lancaster
  • 43000 block of 27th Street West

Charles Emmanuel Briggs, 27

Charles Emmanuel Briggs, a 27-year-old black man, was fatally injured by a bow and arrow Saturday, Aug. 23, in the  43000 block of 27th Street West in Lancaster, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

A 23-year-old white man was arguing with his girlfriend at a home shortly before 3:30 a.m. when his brother and a friend arrived and tried to intervene, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The dispute continued onto the sidewalk, where a man, later identified as Garrett Taylor Adams, allegedly armed himself with a bow and arrow and shot Briggs once in the upper torso.

Briggs was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:12 a.m., said Ed Winter, the assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.

Adams was charged with one count of murder August 26, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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