Tuesday, January 3, 2012

News: State Cop Shoots Woman Walking Dogs

What happens on the last day of deer season in the last minute (or maybe after shooting hours) when you think you see a flash of gold/brown in the woods.  If you answered shoot at it and hope it's a deer you'd be in the same situation as this.

Taken from Masslive.

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Police say an off-duty state trooper who was hunting in Norton has shot and wounded a 66-year-old woman walking her two dogs after sunset, claiming that he thought she was a deer.

The woman was hit in the torso while walking on a wooded path at about 5 p.m. Saturday. Norton police say the trooper called 911 after realizing that his target was not a deer.

State police on Sunday said the trooper is not being identified because he faces no charges and no internal investigation.

The woman was taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment. Authorities did not immediately release additional information on her condition.

The woman is not being fully identified by police who said she and the trooper live in Norton.

Norton, state and environmental police officers are investigating the incident.

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