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.