No Charges Will Be Filed In Accidental Shooting
POSTED: 8:56 am MST February 14, 2006
UPDATED: 12:50 pm MST February 14, 2006
LAFAYETTE, Colo. -- A 17-year-old girl who was not familiar with
firearms accidentally shot her boyfriend while the two were hunting
raccoons at a Boulder County farmhouse Monday night.
The sheriff's office said the incident was reported at about 9:30
p.m. in the 2300 block of North 95th Street, north of the Lafayette
They found Josh Kayser, 21, wounded in the right ear and left
forearm by a .22-caliber rifle man's girlfriend was holding for him.
Kayser told investigators that he was crouched down, peering under a
shed, looking for a wounded raccoon while his girlfriend was crouched
down behind him with the loaded rifle when it accidentally discharged.
The girlfriend, who was not identified because she is a juvenile,
told investigators that she did not intend to fire the weapon and had
never held a weapon before.
Kayser was rushed to Avista Hospital in Louisville for treatment of
his injuries and was listed in good condition on Tuesday.
No charges were expected to be filed in the case.
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