Michael Allen and his son were just two of the hunters in a
cornfield next to the Fountaindale South subdivision that Saturday
morning of Nov. 25 in Middletown. It was the first day of deer
At about 9 a.m., Allen sighted on a buck
with his high-powered 30.30 Marlin rifle and fired.
It was a
hit and the deer went down. But rather than blooming out and
stopping, the bullet continued some 700 yards, hit and penetrated
the aluminum-sided wall of an Opal Court home, then went through the
arm draped over the head of a sleeping 4-year-old, Christopher
Cowden, just above the elbow.
The injury required two
stitches at the entry point and six at the exit, but could have been
much, much worse, impacting as it did inches from his head.
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