NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The husband of a Massachusetts woman who was accidentally shot by an off-duty state trooper hunting deer after dark is questioning the trooper's target identification.
The Boston Herald reports (http://bit.ly/u0GOol ) that the trooper apologized to the family. But the victim's husband, also a hunter, says hunters need to pay attention and know their target.
Cheryl Blair was walking her two dogs Saturday when the trooper, John Bergeron, mistook her pets for a deer.
She is in a hospital recovering from surgery for a fractured pelvis.
Authorities say the shooting was accidental. A state police spokesman says Bergeron was properly licensed and faces no criminal charges. The investigation is continuing.
Bergeron, a neighbor of the Blairs', did not respond to a request by the newspaper for comment.
Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com