Jogger Is Killed When Hunter Mistakes Him for a Deer
A man jogging near a reservoir was shot and killed Wednesday by a hunter who told police he mistook the man for a deer.
Kevin Elliott, 33, of Terryville, was struck by the bullet as he jogged near Pitch Reservoir, which borders this town in northwestern Connecticut.
He died at the scene of a single gunshot wound, state police Sgt. Charles McIntyre said.
Investigators have classified the shooting as an accident, McIntyre said. He declined to identify the hunter.
Elliott was jogging on a dirt road near the reservoir, which is next to a state forest. Hunting is allowed in the area, and the man who fired the shot was with a group of hunters, police said.
After the shooting, the hunters flagged down an off-duty police officer who called authorities, McIntyre said.
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