Man Dies After Being Struck by Arrow in Lancaster

A man is in custody but no criminal charges have been filed, officials say

A 27-year-old man died Saturday morning after being struck by an arrow in Lancaster in what is now being handled as a homicide investigation, authorities said.

Deputies responded around 3:30 a.m. to a report of a person struck by a bow and arrow in the 43300 block of 27th Street, said Lt. Slade Carrizosa of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A man was found injured at the scene and was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital. He was pronounced dead a few hours later, officials said.

The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Garrett Adams, was taken into custody in connection with the arrow shooting.

The victim has not been identified.

Investigators said it started when Adams and his girlfriend were fighting at the home. The victim tried to break up the fight and was shot with the hunting bow as he tried to walk away.

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