Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-11-29 21:00:24 –
Marshall, Texas — Harrison County Sheriff’s Office has no plans to prosecute a hunter who shot and killed his 11-year-old daughter.
At a press conference, Harrison County Sheriff BJ Fletcher said the man shot his daughter with a 30-30 rifle on Saturday. Sheriffs beat the child, adding that when the hunter went to clean up the hammer, he thought the gun was no longer loaded.
“At this point there is no reason not to believe it was an accident,” Fletcher said.
The child was taken to a hospital in Marshall, Texas, where he was sentenced to death.
Fletcher said he hopes this tragic event will remind us of how important it is to practice gun safety.
“I hope this incident brings light to many other families, children, hunters, etc. and is aware of their muzzle and muzzle safety and awareness,” he said. “Handle all loaded guns.”