No charges in hunting accident

Crown counsel has decided to not press charges in the death of a hunter last May.

Crown counsel has decided to not press charges in the death of a hunter.

On May 26, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. the Houston RCMP were advised of a shooting incident in the Tahtsa Reach Forest Service area 112 kilometers south of Houston. Police found 59-year-old Jeffrey Cooper, from Washington state, deceased at the scene.

Cooper had been Grizzly bear hunting in the area at the time.

An investigation was completed by the Houston RCMP General Duty Unit who were assisted by the North District Major Crime Unit, who forwarded an extensive report to the Provincial Crown.

The incident was deemed a tragic accident.

 

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