15-year-old killed by teen while hunting in Dothan
Police are investigating the death of a
15-year-old boy who was shot and killed by his 18-year-old hunting
Christopher Michael Newman told Henry County sheriff's deputies
that he thought he was firing at a deer when he shot at movement in
a thicket of pine trees. The Dothan Eagle reported that Joey
Dresher was struck in the chest Thursday and pronounced dead by
Henry County Coroner Derek Wright.
Authorities said Newman initially told officers that Dresher had
come into his line of fire while the two hunted in a wooded area
along Henry County Road 91. Both teens are from Tumbleton, a Henry
County town about 10 miles northeast of Dothan.
No charges have been filed. Henry County Sheriff Will Maddox
said all information will be given to the district attorney's
office for review.
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