Charleston - A high school boy is dead after an apparent hunting
accident from the weekend in Clay County.
State Police say
Dillon Dawson, 15, was shot and killed back on Saturday afternoon by
an elderly relative. The shooting happened about
noon Saturday in the community of Nebo.
the boy may have been checking or installing a trail camera and the
shooter mistook him for a coyote. Dawson was shot in the
The investigation has been turned over to Natural
Resources Police who are being very tight-lipped about any of the
circumstances of the incident.
"This is still very early in
the investigation and we're still trying to figure out what
happened," said DNR Captain Mike Waugh. "We're still waiting
for information from the State Police lab and still waiting on
information from the Medical Examiner. Until we get that,
we're not going to be able to make a determination on what
So far no charges have been filed against the
alleged shooter. Wall would not confirm the relation between
the boy and the shooter. Published reports indicate it
was the victim's great uncle.
Dawson was a freshman at Clay
County High School. The student body was informed of his death on
Monday and counselors were on hand to help break the news.
A vigil is set for 6:00 Tuesday evening at the school to remember
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