Report: Hunting Accident Victim Bled To Death
The Deer River man shot in a hunting accident Sunday bled to death, according to a medical examiner's report.
Lewis County Sheriff Investigator Dale Roberts told 7 News that an autopsy revealed 55 year old Arnold Camidge was shot in the pelvic area with a .270-caliber bullet and died from extreme bleeding.
The autopsy was performed by medical examiner Dr. Samuel Livingstone.
A Carthage man, 19 year old Travis Shampine, has been charged with second degree manslaughter for the shooting. He reportedly told police he shot at what he thought was a deer.
Camidge and Shampine were hunting with two other men on property off Station Road in the town of Denmark.
Roberts said the rifle used in the shooting will be sent off for forensic analysis.
He said it's expected the state Department of Environmental Conservation will conduct its own investigation.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Watertown, NY
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