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NE: Father killed in hunting accident

November 11, 2018


One man is dead because of a hunting accident that happened in Douglas County Saturday night.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to the accidental shooting call on N. 264th St. in Valley around 6 p.m.

According to Capt. Wayne Hudson, Joshua McArtor, 37, told deputies he had accidentally shot is father, Stacy McArtor, 58.

He explained that the pair had been hunting deer until sunset, when he left his tree stand to go over to his father's stand to get ready to leave for the night.

When Joshua McArtor got to the tree stand, Stacy McArtor handed him his rifle so that he could exit the tree stand. The rifle fired when handed off, striking the father.

Medics declared Stacy McArtor deceased at the scene.

An autopsy was performed on Sunday and investigators are awaiting results.

The information is subject to change based on further investigation.

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