NJ: Man killed while hunting illegally
February 20, 2009
Police: Friend shot, killed Readington man in hunting accident
By BRANDON LAUSCH
GANNETT NEW JERSEY
A Whitehouse Station man was killed Wednesday while hunting after he was
shot in the abdomen by a friend, authorities said.
Henry Zurawski, 64, was pronounced dead at an area hospital, although
police said he was conscious and breathing when rescue workers responded
around 6 p.m. to 347 Mountain Road for the reported hunting accident.
Authorities said Ronald Karnaugh, 42, of Lebanon Borough hit Zurawski
with one shotgun round as Zurawski was walking through the woods in an
attempt to push deer toward Karnaugh.
Both men had permission to hunt deer on the property but were doing so
out of season, police said.
An investigation is being conducted by township police with assistance
from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office and the state Division of Fish
Police said they will decide whether or not to file criminal charges
after "a comprehensive investigation.
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