MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia hunter who fatally shot a man he said he mistook for a bear has been arrested, authorities said.
The man was charged last week with negligent shooting and failure to render aid, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Sgt. Larry Harvey told WCHS-TV.READ MORE: Friends Salt, Shovel Ramp To Hot Metal Bridge To Help Woman In Wheelchair
The hunter told authorities he saw what he thought was a bear in the distance Wednesday and fired, but did not see anything fall and found nothing after a search so he left, Harvey said.READ MORE: How To Protect People, Pets And Pipes During A Deep Freeze
Authorities said David Green, 30, was wearing a black shirt while digging in the area for roots. Crews found his body with a gunshot wound after his family reported him missing, Harvey said.
After hearing about the body, the hunter got in touch with authorities, officials said.MORE NEWS: Mysterious Disappearance Of 70-Year-Old Janet Walsh From Shaler Remains Unsolved 2 Years Later
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