2:04 p.m. MDT September 29, 2003
ESPANOLA, N.M. --
An Espanola man who fought for hunting causes was killed
over the weekend in a hunting accident.
State police said Tony Suazo, 67, was shot Saturday by
his hunting partner, Max Quintana, 63, while getting ready to hunt deer
at Canjilon Lakes.
State police Capt. Quintin McShan said the shooting
remains under investigation, but has not been classified as a crime.
Quintana questioned whether it was his rifle, and not
Suazo's, that discharged. He said he doesn't know exactly what happened
after both men got out of his pickup truck when they saw deer in the
area. Quintana said he put his rifle on the seat to put on his jacket,
but could not say whether the shot that hit Suazo came from his gun or