LA: Port Sulphur teenager Shoots friends while hunting under the influence
December 20, 2013
An 18-year-old Port Sulphur man has been arrested after fatally
shooting his close friend and injuring another when he mistakenly
confused them for hogs in Plaquemines Parish on Thursday evening.
The three had smoked marijuana before going hog hunting earlier in
the evening, authorities said.
Wyatt Evans, 23, was booked
Friday with negligent homicide and negligent injuring for shooting
his next-door neighbor Galen Scott, 18, and Cody Jones, 17.
Scott, who was shot in the head and leg, was pronounced dead at the
Jones, who sustained wounds to his legs, underwent surgery and is
expected to make a full recovery.
The three close friends
were hunting hogs near Shirley B. Drive in Nairn and had smoked
marijuana before the incident. A small amount of marijuana was
recovered at the scene of the shooting, the sheriff's office said.
The sun had set and visibility was diminished when Jones and
Scott began walking toward Evans. Evans told investigators that he
observed two objects about 75 feet away in a cut along the wooded
area. Believing the objects were hogs, Evans fired two back-to-back
rounds of #00 buckshot from his shotgun, striking both Scott and
Jones, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Office said Evans was negligent because he fired at the objects
without making a clear identification and was under the influence of
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