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Teen hunter fatally shot after being mistaken for a deer

11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Monday, September 30 2019 Sep 30, 2019 September 30, 2019 5:42 AM September 30, 2019 in News
Source: CNN

UPDATE: 

The Glynn County Sheriff's Office confirms that 32-year-old Hector Romero-Hernandez was booked into the Glynn County Detention Center on Monday, Oct. 7 and charged in connection with the death of Bobby Lane.

Romero's charges include hunting with unlawful weapon, misuse of firearm resulting in serious bodily harm to another and hunting without a license.

According to CNN, Romero has yet to appear for a preliminary hearing and it's unclear whether he has an attorney.
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GLYNN COUNTY, GA - A young Georgia hunter was fatally shot after being mistaken for a deer by a fellow hunter.

17-year-old, Bobby Lane was in an area of heavy foliage on Saturday when another hunter in his party thought he was an animal and shot him with a rifle.

Lane's cousin, Michael Rawling told reporters, "Apparently he shot through the bush, thinking it was a deer and it happened to be my cousin." 

Lane passed away after being taken to a nearby hospital.

Glynn County officials say deer hunters should use bows at this time of the season, as firearms are not allowed for deer hunting until October 19.

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