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