Deer Hunting Victim Identified

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Monday, October 7, 2002 - 02:24 PM
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The Muskingum county sheriff's office has identified a 14-year-old boy killed when his father accidentally shot him in the chest with a crossbow while the two were deer hunting. Detective Steve Welker says 14-year-old Jason Foster of Lebanon and his father, 39-year-old Alan Foster of Middletown, were hunting deer near Adamsville on Saturday. Authorities say Alan Foster was in an open hay field when he apparently spotted movement in an adjacent corn field. Authorities say Foster Mistook his son for a deer and fired his crossbow, striking his son.

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