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CT: Man who killed friend won't get hunting license

Man who killed friend won't get hunting license
Associated Press
April 24, 2009

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut officials have decided against restoring a hunting license for a man who accidentally shot his friend to death during a hunting trip in 1999.

The Department of Environmental Protection issued a decision Friday in the case of 69-year-old Stephen Gombos of Woodbridge.

Gombos served three years probation for criminally negligent homicide after the November 1999 shooting that killed William Garfield, a deputy police chief in Woodbridge. Authorities said Garfield was gutting a deer and lifted it up when Gombos saw the animal through some brush and fired.

Garfield's family and a retired Milford police captain opposed Gombos' bid to get his hunting license back.

Gombos could not be reached for comment Friday. His home phone number is unlisted.

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