Posted - December 02, 2003 4:53pm
La Plata, Md. (AP) - Charles County authorities say a
hunter was shot and killed by a companion who apparently mistook him for a
Twenty-one-year-old Brian Reed was hunting with his
15-year-old half brother on wooded, family-owned property late Sunday
According to the sheriff's office, the teenager fired at
what he thought was a large deer and struck Reed.
Reed was flown to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.
The investigation continues, but a sheriff's office
spokeswoman says there's nothing to indicate it was anything more than a
A Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman says the DNR
is investigating for any hunting violations. It was the first fatality of
the two-week firearm deer season that began Saturday.