Wake Forest NC teen killed in hunting accident www.privateofficer.com
WAKE FOREST, N.C. Dec 29 2012 – A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in a Wake Forest hunting accident Friday morning, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison reported.
A 911 operator took a call from James Lee Parker’s distraught father just after 7:30 a.m.
“My son is dead,” he said through tears.
It happened near Bent Road and Colombard Court in the Falls Lake Recreation Area.
Harrison said Parker – of Jeremy Lane in Tarboro – was hunting deer with three other people when it happened.
Parker was shot in the upper torso. Harrison said the investigation into how it happened was ongoing.
A picture of Parker provided by a relative showed a happy young blond-haired boy posing with a cousin.
Sheriff Harrison said 12 year olds can hunt if they’re accompanied by an adult. As they’re out of school, the Christmas holidays are often a time when young people go out with their families to get their first deer.
The boy’s grandfather told ABC11 Friday that his grandson died doing what he loved and took his first deer last year.