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: 16-Year-Old Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
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: New York Weather: CBS2’s 10/16 Saturday Morning Forecast
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: At Least 1 Dead In Long Island Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak
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