Authorities release name of hunter shot by son
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska authorities have released the name of a deer hunter who was fatally shot by his own rifle after handing it to his son.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 58-year-old Stacy McArtor.
The sheriff’s office says McArtor’s 37-year-old son, Joshua McArtor, told deputies that he and his father had gone hunting in the Valley area west of Omaha on Saturday. The deputies say Joshua McArtor reported that the rifle went off when his dad handed it down so he could leave a tree stand.
Stacy McArtor was declared dead at the scene. An autopsy was ordered.