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Son slips, kills father while hunting

By The Denver Post
10/25/2006

A father-son hunting trip by two men from New York ended in tragedy when the son accidentally dropped his rifle and killed his father Tuesday evening.

Joseph DiBiasa Jr., 66, of Ronkonkoma, NY, a small town in the center of Long Island, died instantly from a single gunshot to the chest, according to the Gunnison County sheriff's office. The incident occurred near Fitzpatrick Mesa.

Witnesses said Joseph Michael DiBiasa, 41, the victim's son, was carrying his 7mm magnum rifle on his shoulder when the sling broke. Grabbing the weapon before it fell to the ground, the younger man accidentally grabbed the trigger and fired the gun, hitting his father.

An investigation will be conducted by the sheriff's office, which said it will not be seeking charges against the younger man.

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