LLANO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The man who died while out hunting on Sunday evening was shot by the other hunter who was with him, according to Llano County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy John Neff.
According to the sheriff’s office, Llano County Dispatch got a 911 call a little after 7:30 p.m. Sunday saying that the hunter had been shot on land near County Road 306. Llano County District Attorney Sonny McAfee says the men were hunting hogs on private land. LCSO Chief Deputy John Neff told KXAN Tuesday the hunters were legally on the ranch and there were no Texas Parks and Wildlife violations involved.
First responders found them just before 8 p.m. At that time, the sheriff’s office says the hunter was already dead. Neff said the medical examiner performed an autopsy Tuesday.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Wardens, Texas Rangers and the Llano County District Attorney’s Office are assisting the Llano County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.
Neff said it’s too early in the investigation to say one way or another about criminal charges. He said, at least in theory, charges are still possible in accidental situations.