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.

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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.

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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.

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