Man Shoots Teen Deer Spotter: Cops

Police have charged a man with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting a teenage girl who was using a spotlight to look for deer near his southwestern Pennsylvania home.

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012  |  Updated 8:38 AM EDT
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Man Shoots Teen Deer Spotter: Cops

Police say the man admitted to shooting the 17-year-old girl, claiming he was frustrated with spotters and poachers in the area.

Police have charged a man with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting a teenage girl who was using a spotlight to look for deer near his southwestern Pennsylvania home.
 
State police say Jeremy James Pritts shot a 17-year-old girl Sunday night after she used a spotlight from the back of a pickup on an outing with her parents.

  Investigators say pellets from the shotgun struck Cortney Snyder in the arms, face, chest and abdomen. Her parents called an ambulance from their nearby home.
 
Police say Pritts admitted firing at the light, saying he was frustrated with spotters and poachers in the area. He was released on bail Tuesday following his arraignment. Court records don't list an attorney for him.
 
Snyder is recovering following surgery.
 

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