In New York, truck shot by Ohio hunter who thought it was a deer
NORTH HARMONY, N.Y. — Authorities say an Ohio man shot a pickup truck he mistook for a deer in western New York.
The shooting Friday was the second hunting accident in Chautauqua County in three days. Police say 43-year-old Rosemary Billquist was shot and killed Wednesday by a man who thought she was a deer.
The Post-Journal of Jamestown reports that Friday’s incident happened around 11:30 a.m. in North Harmony.
Sheriff’s deputies say Marvin Miller of Middlefield, Ohio, fired a high-powered rifle at a pickup truck. They say Miller told authorities he had mistaken the truck for a deer
The sheriff’s office says the bullet entered the engine compartment and disabled the truck. Miller was arrested on charges including reckless endangerment.