TX: Teen killed while turkey hunting
Breckenridge mourns hunting accident victim, 18
By Emily Peters
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Adam Garcia and his friends were typical Breckenridge teenagers hunting
on the first day of turkey season Sunday when a gun apparently went off
accidentally as they headed back to the house, fatally striking Garcia at
close range. Garcia's death was a shock to friends and family, who gathered
at a candlelight vigil Monday evening to remember the FFA member who always
wore his boots and planned to attend Tarleton State University in the fall
to become a ranch manager.
Stephens County Sheriff Dan Young said the scene revealed no reason to
believe that the incident wasn't an accident.
"They were just typical country kids going out to the ranch to hang out,"
Young said. "There was nothing at the scene that would indicate alcohol was
To follow protocol, Young said autopsy and toxicology reports have been
requested and all five young men and one girl that were present have been
questioned. Young said the sheriff's department often deals with accidental
injuries during hunting season, such as people shooting their own hands or
feet, but he doesn't recall any deaths in recent history.
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