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NY - Man charged in shooting death of hunting companion

Newsday.com - October 29, 2007

BRASHER, N.Y. (AP) _ A deer hunter was charged in the fatal shooting of a hunting companion near the Canadian border.

DJP, 55, of Norfolk was hunting in the St. Lawrence County town of Brasher on Sunday morning when he was fatally wounded by a round fired by Eric Gibbs, 36, of South Colton, according to state police.

Gibbs was driving deer toward DJP at the time of the shooting.

DJP was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gibbs was charged with criminally negligent homicide and criminal possession of a weapon. He was being held in St. Lawrence County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.

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