Man Arrested In Lancaster Bow And Arrow Killing

Published: August 24, 2014

Man Arrested In Lancaster Bow And Arrow Killing, A resident of Lancaster, California, was arrested Saturday for suspicion of killing a man with a bow and arrow, according to sheriff’s deputies. The 23-year-old man, Garrett Adams, allegedly shot at the victim when they tried to break up an argument.

The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday when the victim and Adams’ brother tried to break up an argument between Adams and his girlfriend in a home on 27th Street West in Lancaster. The dispute, according to deputies, transitioned out onto the sidewalk, and Adams came out of the house armed with a hunting bow and shot the victim in the upper torso with an arrow.

Sheriff’s deputies said the victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition but died a few hours later. The name of the victim has not been released, but it was believed that he was a friend of Adams’ brother and was 27 years old.

Adams was arrested for murder and booked at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Initial news reports showed a bare chested man at the scene cursing loudly as he was being handcuffed.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported that Adams was being held in lieu of a $1 million bail.

While bow and arrow-related killings are relatively rare, there have been crimes involving the hunting weapon in recent years.

In 2012, a Wyoming man stabbed his father’s girlfriend and killed his dad with a bow and arrow. The man, Christopher Krumm, was a 25-year-old computer science student who killed his father’s girlfriend Heidi Arnold with a knife before taking his hunting bow to his local university, Casper College.

Krumm’s father James intercepted Christopher before he could harm any fellow students in his class. After shooting his father, Christopher turned the knife on himself, then fatally wounding his father in a subsequent struggle, according to police.

James died before police arrived, and Christopher was found barely alive but succumbed to his injuries within a few hours. Police are still not sure of the young man’s motives behind these crimes.


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