PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland man has been
charged after an illegal hunting accident.
Maryland Natural Resources police officials say they received a
call for a hunting accident around 2 p.m. Saturday. The accident
occurred on land owned by the Maryland Park and Planning Commission.
Officials found Ricky Johnson, 59, who had been shot in the
abdomen and knee. He was taken to Prince George’s County Hospital.
Officials say Roy Conte, 57, was shooting at a deer and missed,
striking Johnson. Conte was charged with negligent hunting, hunting
without written permission and illegal use of buckshot to hunt.
Other members of the hunting party were also charged. Bryan
Creek, 33, was charged with hunting without a license, hunting
without a safety certificate, illegal use of buckshot, hunting
without written permission and failure to carry a second form of ID.
James Creek, 66, was charged with failure to wear flourescent
orange, hunting without written permission, illegal use of buckshot
and failure to complete the field tag before removing deer from the
place of kill. Marcus Johnson, 56, was charged with hunting without
written permission and illegal use of buckshot to hunt deer.
The investigation is ongoing.
Officials didn’t say whether Johnson would also face charges.
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