Poststar.com - November 30, 2006
By DON LEHMAN,
THURMAN -- A Fort Ann man was critically hurt Wednesday morning
when he was accidentally shot in the back by his brother-in-law as
the men hunted in remote woods off West Stony Creek Road.
Bruce Stevenson, 36, was taken to Albany Medical Center by
helicopter. He suffered a wound to the back and possibly an exit
wound to his abdomen as well, a witness said. He was conscious at
the scene before he was taken away by ambulance, the witness said.
Trooper Maureen Tuffey said Stevenson was undergoing surgery late
Wednesday and was listed in critical condition.
State Police Senior Investigator Bud York said Stevenson was shot
with a .30-caliber rifle by Edward Akins, 52, of Stevenson Way, Fort
"He (Akins) thought he was shooting at what was a deer, but
obviously it wasn't," York said.
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