PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland man has been charged
after an illegal hunting accident.
Maryland Natural Resources police officials say they received a call
for a hunting accident around 2 p.m. Saturday. The accident occurred on
land owned by the Maryland Park and Planning Commission.
Officials found Ricky Johnson, 59, who had been shot in the abdomen
and knee. He was taken to Prince George’s County Hospital.
Officials say Roy Conte, 57, was shooting at a deer and missed,
striking Johnson. Conte was charged with negligent hunting, hunting
without written permission and illegal use of buckshot to hunt.
Other members of the hunting party were also charged. Bryan Creek,
33, was charged with hunting without a license, hunting without a safety
certificate, illegal use of buckshot, hunting without written permission
and failure to carry a second form of ID. James Creek, 66, was charged
with failure to wear fluorescent orange, hunting without written
permission, illegal use of buckshot and failure to complete the field
tag before removing deer from the place of kill. Marcus Johnson, 56, was
charged with hunting without written permission and illegal use of
buckshot to hunt deer.
The investigation is ongoing.
Officials didn’t say whether Johnson would also face charges.
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