Hunter killed by buddyA man was killed Monday evening in the town of Superior when he was accidentally shot by his deer-hunting companion.
By: Duluth News Tribune, Superior Telegram
A man was killed Monday evening in the town of Superior when he was accidentally shot by his deer-hunting companion.
The shooting victim is Garrett M. Carr, 27, of Oliver. His hunting companion was Michael F. Thomson, 31, of Superior, Sheriff Thomas Dalbec said in a news release.
Thomson shot Carr when he mistook him for a deer, Dalbec said. Carr was wearing blaze orange clothing at the time, he said.
Emergency crews were called to the area of County Road W and Barnes Road near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border just after 5 p.m. Monday. Police said Carr died at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the medical examiner’s office.
The death was the fourth reported hunting-related fatality this season in Wisconsin.
Three other hunters died Saturday, according to the Associated Press.
Authorities say 51-year-old Shawn Lemanski of Green Bay died from injuries suffered when he fell from a tree stand in the Marathon County town of Cassel.
Fifty-one-year-old Steven Jackson of Antigo died after he was found unresponsive in the woods near Gleason in Lincoln County.
And 22-year-old Thomas Stamborski of Milwaukee died of a gunshot wound while hunting on the grounds of Fort McCoy on land approved for hunting.