Southern Oregon man seriously injured in hunting accident
The Associated Press
MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man was seriously injured when a hunter
aiming at a blacktailed deer missed and hit him instead, authorities
Glen Bogart, 43, who owns an auto detailing business, was listed
in critical condition today at a Medford hospital.
Jackson County Sheriff's deputies said the bullet from Cole
Reeves' rifle went through Bogart's back and out one of his arms.
Reeves told officers he didn't see Bogart through thick brush
behind the deer, said Sgt. Colin Fagan.
"When (Reeves) fired, he didn't know anybody was down there,"
Members of both men's hunting parties Sunday afternoon near the
Howard Prairie area east of Medford did not know each other and none
wore blaze-orange clothing, Fagan said.
Fagan described Reeves, 36, of Klamath Falls, as remorseful and
cooperating with deputies investigating the case.
The case will go to District Attorney Mark Huddleston to
determine whether charges will be filed, Fagan said.
"For anyone shooting a firearm anywhere in a public place, you
have to know your target and beyond," Fagan said. "When you don't,
this is what happens, and you can't take those bullets back."
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