Incident State's Second Hunting-Related Death In 10 Years
POSTED: 11:38 am EST March 13, 2004
UPDATED: 12:05 pm EST March 13, 2004
CONCORD, N.H. -- A man accused of fatally shooting a
fellow hunter has been charged with negligent homicide.
Robert Proulx, 58, of Manchester, was shot to death Jan 3.
at Corbin Park, a private shooting preserve in Croydon.
On Thursday, a Sullivan County grand jury indicted Steven
Laro, of Concord, charging him with negligent homicide, reckless conduct
with a deadly weapon and illegal use of a firearm.
Proulx, the owner of Wildlife Taxidermy and Sports Center
in Manchester, was one of six in a hunting party at the preserve the night
he was shot.
The group, which was pursuing elk, boar and deer, had
split up for the hunt, authorities said at the time. Two of the men took
stands in the woods and four others, including Proulx, were hunting on foot.
Corbin Park is one of two private shooting preserves in
the state, which is not bound by regular state hunting seasons. Fish and
Game said the death is the only known fatality in the park's history dating
to 1890. The death also is only the second hunting-related fatality in the
state in the last 10 years.
Laro is a former Franklin police officer.