Police investigating fatal shooting believed to be hunting accident

Published 11:27 am Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Troy man was shot and killed Saturday in what police believe was a hunting accident.

“At 5:54 pm officers responded to county road 7741 to a report of a man being shot,” said Troy Police Chief Randall Barr. “When officers arrived, they found a 61-year-old male who had been shot one time in the chest with a high-powered rifle. The initial investigation revealed that the two men were hunting together when one mistakenly identified the other as a deer.”

The man’s identity has not yet been released as police are working to notify next of kin.

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The Troy Police Department continues to investigate this case with assistance from the Pike County District Attorney’s Office.