LEWISVILLE, Ark. — Authorities said a Louisiana man has died one week after he was shot during an apparent hunting accident in south Arkansas.
Miller County Coroner Eddie Hawkins said Stacy Sewell, 38, of New Iberia, was pronounced dead Sunday night at a Texarkana, Texas, hospital.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Sewell was shot in the neck Dec. 29 with a .22-caliber Magnum rifle.
Capt. Jackie Runion said Sewell was hunting with a group near Mays Lake in Lafayette County.
Runion said a 17-year-old was shooting at a hog when he accidentally struck Sewell.
Runion calls the shooting a “freak accident” and said authorities don’t plan to charge or cite the teenager.