Man indicted after shooting, killing friend during hunting trip

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-leeshawn-sutton-arrest-hunting-friend-dead20170524-story.html

by Christal Hayes Contact ReporterOrlando Sentinel

A man was indicted after shooting and killing his friend during a hunting trip last year, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Leeshawn Sutton, 58, turned himself in to the Volusia County Jail on Wednesday, a day after a grand jury indicted him on a manslaughter charge and hunting violation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say Sutton and his friend Bruce Best, 65, were hunting in a swampy section of Oak Hill, north of Maytown Road, on Jan. 20, 2016, when the accident happened.

Sutton opened fire and hit Best with a 12-gauge shotgun, officials said.

The Sheriff’s Office needed a helicopter to help direct deputies on the ground to the two men. When they arrived, Best was dead.

Sutton was booked on one count of manslaughter with a firearm and one count of violation of game rules and regulations.

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