PAMELIA, N.Y. (AP) — Police have charged a 43-year-old man in the fatal shooting of his friend while deer hunting after dark in a wooded area in northern New York.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said Terry Hofferberth of Alexandria Bay was charged Tuesday with second-degree manslaughter, hunting after legal hours and using a shotgun during muzzle-loading season.READ MORE: New York Poised To Lift Most COVID Restrictions As Vaccination Rate Hovers Around 70%
Detectives said Hofferberth shot 56-year-old Clayton Typhair of Watertown after mistaking him for a deer while they hunted with two other men after 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in the town of Pamelia.
Typhair died at the scene.READ MORE: Report: Shake Shack Manager Falsely Accused Of Trying To Poison NYPD Officers Files Lawsuit
Police said Hofferberth told detectives he’s diabetic and was experiencing blurred vision at the time.
Hofferberth was being held in jail on $15,000 bail. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer.MORE NEWS: Actress Lisa Banes Dies After Being Struck By Scooter On Upper West Side
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