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Northern NY man fatally shot in hunting accident

October 24, 2011

From Onlline.WSJ.com

DENMARK, N.Y. — Authorities say a northern New York man has been charged with manslaughter after he accidentally shot another man while deer hunting.

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office says 55-year-old Arnold Camidge of Carthage was with three other men around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the town of Denmark when he was shot by a member of the hunting party, 19-year-old Travis Shampine of Carthage.

Camidge was taken by ambulance to Carthage Area Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Shampine told deputies he fired at what he thought was a deer.

Sheriff Mike Talbot says Shampine has been charged with manslaughter.

He's being held Monday morning in the county jail on $15,000 cash bail.

Police don't know the name of his lawyer.

Deputies say the investigation is continuing.

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