GA: Georgia man accidentally shoots girlfriend on hunting trip
November 23, 2013
Matthew Tyler Webb, 23, is charged with with discharging a
firearm within 150 feet of a roadway. He wounded his girlfriend
while trying to shoot a deer. Officials with the Georgia Department
of Natural Resources, which is handling the investigation, said more
charges may follow next week.
A Georgia woman decided to
surprise her boyfriend on an impromptu hunting trip and was
accidentally shot in the leg after being mistaken for a deer.
Police in Lafayette Ga., arrested Matthew Tyler Webb, 23, after he
alleged fired his gun Thursday night into a wooded area, striking
his girlfriend Audrey Mayo, 24, according to the Times Free Press.
The couple were hanging out on the roof of Webb's home when he
told police he saw a pack of deer traveling through the woods and
decided to hunt them, the newspaper reported. At first, Mayo said
she wanted to stay back but later decided to join him.
heard a noise in the woods and fired his rifle, the newspaper
reported. When he heard Mayo scream he rushed over and tried to
wrap his jacket around her wounded leg
Mayo passed out at
the scene and was transported to a local hospital where she is
listed in critical but stable condition, the newspaper reported.
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