TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say a 28-year-old man
was accidentally shot to death by a fellow hunter during an outing
near the tiny community of Egnar in southwestern Colorado.
Trenten Tyler Sutherland was shot in the head while hunting coyotes
with two companions the night of Dec. 27. The accident happened on
Sutherland's parents' property, and investigators say the group was
using an optical device known as an illuminator, which highlights
animals' eyes in darkness.
The group became separated and
one of the hunters was using the device with a rifle when he
apparently mistook Sutherland's eyes for those of a coyote.
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