Juvenile hunter fatally shoots suspected thief with arrow

A Missouri boy fatally shot an alleged thief with an arrow after catching the man trying to steal a tractor on a family friend’s property, authorities said Tuesday.

The unidentified juvenile, whose age has not been released, was walking toward a tree stand where he planned to hunt deer with a bow and arrows when he saw the suspected intruder stealing a lawn tractor and wood splitter from the property Friday afternoon, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

The boy called his father and a confrontation ensued between the two adults, authorities said. During the incident, the suspect allegedly ran toward the juvenile, the boy’s family told investigators at the scene.

The family’s attorney said the young hunter warned the man several times to stop and was “in fear of his safety” as the accused thief came closer, according to the sheriff’s office. The man apparently did not stop, so the boy released an arrow that fatally struck him, authorities said.

The suspected thief was identified as 40-year-old Michael Stotts. The juvenile shooter was not taken into custody, but the investigation is ongoing.

Authorities said the property has been the site of several recent thefts.

Original Article: Juvenile hunter fatally shoots suspected thief with arrow: cops (msn.com)

5 thoughts on “Juvenile hunter fatally shoots suspected thief with arrow

  1. Not sad, since the law won’t stop anything anymore. Our no trespassing sign is on one side of our driveway. Police that’s the only side you can’t trespass on. Not Lieing. And we were questioned by 3 officers. The questions were
    Did you threaten theif?
    Did you call him names?
    Did you raise your voice too.theif
    We’re you polite,to him when he stole the colt and used your halter,opened the stall and walked him too be public street too trailer?
    Did you tell the theif thank you when theif brought your halter back,?
    D.A. REFUSED TOO CHARGE THEIF,BUT CONDSIDERED CHARGING US WITH DISTURBING THE PEACE,PUBLIC THREATS,AND BEING UNHAPPY TAX PAYERS,WITH ANGER ISSUE
    MENTAL ALLY UNSTABLE, BECAUSE BE WE CALLED POLICE FOR THEFT.

  2. what are these people doing hunting with bows how cruel is this they are not right in the head,bows should be banned from hunting,poor animals running around in pain with arrows in them,its a pity they cant shoot back at the sad bastards

    1. Well, Ian…that is one man’s opinion. Did you have any reaction to the content of the story? All should agree, in principle, that cruelty to animals is wrong.

    2. Hopefully you are never without your Starbucks or need to feed your family. Don’t judge others you must be a progressive socialist where you make the rules and we listen to you only…we’d all be dead! I do not hunt…would not want to I do not kill bugs either but I have been around hunting all my life and most hunters do not take a shot unless they can kill it. You should get out more and learn about life.

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