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Alex Gaudette, who allegedly shot and injured a Fairfax man in Huntington earlier this month, is scheduled to be arraigned in Chittenden District Court Thursday morning on felony charges related to the incident.
Alex Gaudette is 25 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
A Vermont hunter is facing charges for allegedly shooting and critically injuring another hunter earlier this month he said he mistook for a bear.
The incident occurred on private land on September 10 and seriously injured 35-year-old James Cameron.
Cameron was reportedly walking to a tree stand in a wooded area when he was struck in the abdomen by a single gunshot fired by Alex Gaudette, 25, who claimed he mistook the victim for a bear.
Cameron was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center, where he was treated for his wound on the lower portion of his left abdomen. In a press release, he remains in “serious condition,” the Fish and Wildlife Department stated.
None of the men wore blaze orange, a colour strongly encouraged for hunters in Vermont, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
“These incidents are highly preventable and highlight the importance of positively identifying your target while hunting,” Game Warden Detective Sergeant Robert Currier said in a statement shared by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
Gaudette faces aggravated assault and negligent use of gun charges. He also faces a misdemeanour charge of reckless endangerment.
If convicted, Gaudette could face up to15 years of jail time and a fine of up to $10,000. He also may lose his hunting license for five years.