Update: Victim, Hunting Partner Identified in Fatal Accident

Posted at: 11/19/2012 5:15 PM
Updated at: 11/20/2012 8:55 PM
By: Dayna Landgrebe

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim and his hunting partner who accidentally shot and killed him in the Town of Superior on Monday night.

Douglas County Sheriff Tom Dalbec said  Tuesday that 27-year-old Garrett M. Carr of Oliver, Wis. was killed.

His hunting partner is 31-year-old Michael F. Thomson of Superior.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to County Road W (Military Road) and S. Barnes Road in the Town of Superior around 5 p.m. on Monday night after the accident happened. 

Dalbec said Carr was wearing blaze orange clothing at the time of the shooting. He said the incident must remind hunters to be sure of what their target is, and what they're shooting at.

When Sheriff's deputies and fire crews from the Town of Superior arrived to the scene, they needed to use machinery to cut brush to gain access to Carr with a deep woods all-terrain vehicle.

On Monday night, Dalbec said Carr did die at the scene. It's not known where he suffered the gun shot wound.  

The accident remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the Wis. DNR and the Medical Examiner's Office.

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