LA: Hunter sentenced to pay $1,000 after accidentally shooting man he thought was a deer
September 27, 2013
CHALMETTE, La. - Joshua D. Starr, 28, pleaded guilty to negligent
injury and hunting deer during illegal hours in St. Bernard Parish
Court. He was sentenced to pay $1,000 and court costs.
incident occurred on Jan. 4 in the wooded area near Bourmouth Park.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Starr
thought he had shot a deer after hunting hours, but he and his
hunting partner realized that he had shot a person instead. The
victim was hit with shot from a 12-gauge shotgun from 24 yards away,
hitting the victim in the lower abdomen and legs.
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