GA: Natural Resources officer believed shot by hunter
Nov 29, 12:12 PM EST
Natural Resources officer believed shot by hunter
PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) -- The Georgia Department of Natural
Resources initial investigation says the shooting of one of its officers
by a hunter was accidental.
The shooting happened Thursday night in Port Wentworth near a
railroad right of way not far from Georgia 21.
DNR spokeswoman Melissa Cummings said Friday that the officer,
56-year-old Corporal Curtis Wright, was listed in good condition after
undergoing surgery. She said the hunter, who was not identified, mistook
Wright for game.
Cummings said Wright was investigating a waterfowl complaint when he
was shot. She said the hunter rushed to Wright's side and helped him out
of the wooded area. No charges have been filed.
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