Man shot, killed while deer hunting in Sussex Co.

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 31 at 2:16 PM

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SUSSEX CO. -- A Disputanta man died Tuesday after being shot while deer hunting in Sussex County.

Authorities say 61-year-old Thomas Michael Harris was struck in the head by shotgun pellet(s) when another shooter fired at a running deer around 1:40 p.m. Monday. 

Harris was flown to VCU medical center.  He died from his injuries Tuesday morning.

Harris was part of an organized deer hunt near Georgetown Road and Rte. 460.

Police say Harris was wearing blaze orange at the time of the incident.

The case is currently under investigation. 

Police say they will determine if charges will be filed against the 68-year-old shooter at a later date. 

 

 

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