Beeney Was Father Of 3 Boys
POSTED: 4:40 pm EST December 1, 2004
UPDATED: 6:40 pm EST December 1, 2004
MARION, Ohio -- Authorities said Wednesday that a hunter who was
shot and killed Tuesday in a Marion County field was accidentally
shot by a member of his own hunting party, NBC 4's Natalie Walston
Trevor Beeney, 32, of Marion, was struck once in the torso with
a shotgun slug about 4 p.m. in woods near Owens and Maple Grove
Authorities said Beeney was accidentally shot from 80 yards away
by someone in his six-person hunting team.
"We don't believe, at this point, somebody purposely went
out to kill another person that day," said Jim Quinlivan of
the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. "The witnesses were
Officials said that it appeared that hunting party was likely
"Our officers recovered a lot of hunter orange from the scene," Quinlivan
said. "We're trying to determine who was wearing what."
Beeney's former teacher at Pleasant High School said he had a
love for his wife, three young boys and for hunting.
"It's just a terrible tragedy," former teacher Jim Brehm
said. "He was a wonderful, fine student and young man. He
had three wonderful kids. This is a huge loss."
Beeney's family issued a statement about the shooting.
"He loved without any boundaries," his sister-in-law,
Katie Henry, said in the statement. "He was so loving and
good. He was a good father, husband, son and provider. Nobody can
say anything negative about Trevor."
ODNR is working with the Marion County Sheriff's Office to determine
if any charges will be filed, Walston reported.
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