LCSO Investigating Preliminary results indicate the death of
Christopher Seiler, 46, was the result of a tragic accident
At approximately 8:00 am on November 20, 2011, William Dupree,
38, was deer hunting and wounded a deer in a wooded area near Old
Plank Road. Dupree called a friend, Michael Cooley, 44, to help
track the wounded animal.
Cooley called another friend, Christopher Seiler, 46, to help
track the deer with a dog. Seiler was tracking the deer with his dog
while Dupree and Cooley assisted. When Seiler and his dog located
the deer, it jumped up and ran. Cooley saw what he thought was the
deer running in some thick brush and shot to dispatch the wounded
animal, but instead accidentally shot Seiler in the abdomen. Dupree
ran to get help while Cooley rendered aid to Seiler.
Seiler did not survive.
Detectives from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the
scene, conducted interviews and collected forensic evidence. An
autopsy is being conducted today. Preliminary results indicate this
death is the result of a tragic accident.
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