Posted: Feb 13, 2011 6:24 PM by Andrea Babin
Updated: Feb 13, 2011 6:24 PM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities have charged a man with
negligent homicide after finding the body of a missing hunter in a
Authorities found the body of 56-year-old Jullien Gajan Jr. on
Saturday near White Lake. Gajan had been missing since he left in
his boat to go hunting Wednesday.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon said Sunday in a news release that
47-year-old Quint Mire told authorities that he accidentally shot
and killed Gajan in a hunting accident.
Mire allegedly said he fired his shotgun three time at what he
thought was a deer in some brush. The sheriff said Mire told
investigators that he panicked and fled the scene and didn't report
the shooting because he didn't know what to do.
It wasn't immediately clear if Mire had a lawyer.