NY: Corrections officer suspended after hunting accident
October 24, 2009
Corrections officer suspended after hunting accident
POTSDAM - A corrections officer was suspended without pay after being
involved in the accidental shooting of a Norwood hunter a day earlier, state
Department of Correctional Services officials said Friday.
Ricky A. Brunelle, 43, Ellenburg Depot, was charged Thursday with
second-degree assault, a felony, state police said.
Mr. Brunelle, a 19-year veteran working at Clinton Correctional Facility
in Dannemora, is accused of shooting Bernard H. Sharlow, 38, while hunting
Thursday morning near Dayton Road.
Mr. Sharlow remained in critical condition Friday at Fletcher Allen
Health Care, Burlington, Vt., hospital officials said. He was shot in the
Mr. Brunelle was about 50 yards from Mr. Sharlow when he shot a
muzzleloader at what he thought was a deer, police said.
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