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Brother accidentally shot while hunting

Posted December 23, 2010

— A man whom authorities say was accidentally shot in the head while hunting in Halifax County around 5 p.m. Wednesday is expected to be OK.

Master Office Patrick Browne, with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, said Thursday that Roger Warren, 31, was sitting in a car on U.S. Highway 301 when his brother, Eric Warren, 28, used the roof of the car to steady a shot at a deer.

Investigators said the bullet went through the roof and that a piece of it struck Roger Warren behind the ear and shoulder.

He was taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville for treatment and could be released Thursday, Browne said.

Eric Warren was charged with negligent hunting with a firearm and hunting without a license, both misdemeanors.


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  • drj32 Dec 24, 2010

    Alex, looks like guns really get your motor going. Who in Washington has taken away your right to own a gun? Where was this all-might army you speak of when the towers were struck? I understand your proud about having something in your hand that is able to do something you aren't able to, but why do people get so worked up over guns? Why should they be used other than when you may need to hunt to avoid starvation or to defend against a real threat(aside from a gun range or something of that nature)? Going out and targeting "God's" innocent creatures which are already in duress because of habitat encroachment by our over populating is obnoxious to think about.

  • Alex25 Dec 24, 2010

    Salutes to Alex25. I was born a hunter and I'll die a hunter, and no id iot in Washington can or will take that from me. Lock and load!----------------------------------------->>
    Thanks. It's actually taken from an email floating around -- BUT, I could have very easily written it!!

  • Telman Dec 24, 2010

    What's the current bag limit on cars?

  • treeofliphe Dec 24, 2010

    Im still trying to fathom how he could shoot the roof of his car. Was the deer 10 ft from the car?

  • GWALLY Dec 24, 2010

    Some good advise...take a kid hunting or fishing......but NEVER shoot your brother!!!

  • garry Dec 24, 2010

    Exactly, they are poachers, not hunters. As such, they should be charged with all applicable crimes.

  • Doctor Dataclerk Dec 24, 2010

    Salutes to Alex25. I was born a hunter and I'll die a hunter, and no id iot in Washington can or will take that from me. Lock and load!

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Dec 23, 2010

    The headline of this story should read,

    "Brother accidentally shot while POACHING",

    since the shooter didn't have a license to hunt...

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Dec 23, 2010

    @Alex25 - I love it!

  • Alex25 Dec 23, 2010

    The state of Wisconsin has gone an entire deer hunting season without someone getting killed. That's great. There were over 600,000 hunters.

    Allow me to restate that number. Over the last two months, the eighth largest army in the world - more men under arms than Iran ; more than France and Germany combined - deployed to the woods of a single American state to help keep the deer menace at bay.

    But that pales in comparison to the 750,000 who are in the woods of Pennsylvania this week. Michigan 's 700,000 hunters have now returned home. Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia , and it is literally the case that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

    The point? America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower. Hunting -- it's not just a way to fill the freezer. It's a matter of national security.