AL: Hunting accident takes the life of 34-year-old Cullman resident
January 26, 2014
Hunting accident takes the life of 34-year-old Cullman resident
CRANE HILL – A hunting accident Sunday afternoon on a secluded
plot of land near Smith Lake, located on County Road 202, has taken
the life of 34-year-old Thomas Aaron Tucker Jr.
where we located the victim was in a heavily wooded area,” CCSO
Chief Deputy Max Bartlett said. “Both the victim and the person who
shot were wearing hunter’s orange, but from where they were standing
they could not see one another.”
“The shooter saw a deer
come up through the ravine and shot, killing the deer. One round of
buckshot traveled up the other side, striking the victim in the
stomach. It was strictly a freak accident,” he said.
time rescue personal arrived on the scene, Bartlett said Tucker Jr.
had lost consciousness and soon passed away.
A total of
seven individuals, five males and two females, had taken a short
boat ride to access the area where they were hunting for deer.
Bartlett said the shooter’s identity is being withheld at this time
due to the nature of the incident and the close family connection to
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