La. man dies 1 week after hunting accident in Ark.

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Associated Press

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 11:32 AM

LEWISVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana man has died one week after he was shot during an apparent hunting accident in south Arkansas.

Miller County Coroner Eddie Hawkins says 38-year-old Stacy Sewell of New Iberia, La., was pronounced dead Sunday night at a Texarkana, Texas, hospital.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says Sewell was shot in the neck Dec. 29 with a .22-caliber magnum rifle. Capt. Jackie Runion tells the Texarkana Gazette (http://is.gd/4UxnfA ) that Sewell was hunting with a group near Mays Lake in Lafayette County.

Runion says a 17-year-old was shooting at a hog when he accidentally struck Sewell. Runion calls the shooting a "freak accident" and says authorities don't plan to charge or cite the teenager.

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Information from: Texarkana Gazette, http://www.texarkanagazette.com

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