January 5, 2014

From KKTV.com

TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old man was accidentally shot to death by a fellow hunter during an outing near the tiny community of Egnar in southwestern Colorado.

Trenten Tyler Sutherland was shot in the head while hunting coyotes with two companions the night of Dec. 27. The accident happened on Sutherland’s parents’ property, and investigators say the group was using an optical device known as an illuminator, which highlights animals’ eyes in darkness.

The group became separated and one of the hunters was using the device with a rifle when he apparently mistook Sutherland’s eyes for those of a coyote.

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