Police: Jogger shot by deer hunter on Cape Cod

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Posted: Dec 09, 2014 9:43 AM

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Police on Cape Cod say a deer hunter has been arrested after mistakenly shooting a jogger in the woods.

The 39-year-old jogger was seen staggering out of the woods near Barnstable Municipal Airport shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition with pellet wounds.

Police say the hunter is a 47-year-old man from Cape Cod. He is expected to be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Tuesday on several charges, including unlawful possession of a firearm and careless or negligent use of a weapon.

The man who was shot had been jogging with his dog. The dog was not injured.

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Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodonline.com