Clay County man charged in accidental shooting of teen
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Clay County man faces misdemeanor charges in the accidental shooting of his great-nephew.
Seventy-nine-year-old Alfred Dawson of Nebo told investigators that he thought he was shooting at a coyote when he shot 15-year-old Dillon Dawson.
The incident occurred March 10 on Alfred Dawson's property.
The Division of Natural Resources charged Alfred Dawson with negligent shooting fatality and shooting at a wild animal not plainly visible.
Investigators determined that Alfred Dawson was about 444 feet away from Dillon Dawson when he shot the teenager with a rifle.