NY officer wounded probing illegal hunting

2016-11-30 23:00


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Gallatin - Authorities say a New York state environmental conservation officer is in hospital with a gunshot wound after being shot while investigating reports of illegal hunting.

State police say two US Department of Environmental Conservation enforcement officers were checking out reports of trespassing when shots were fired in the Columbia County town of Gallatin, 64km southeast of Albany.

Troopers say Officer James Davey was walking in a maize field when he was hit in the pelvis by a bullet fired from the rifle of a hunter

Davey underwent surgery and is listed in stable condition.

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