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