Canadian Police: Mendon man shot fellow hunter in Quebec
Bearn, Quebec (WHAM) - A man from Mendon has been charged with manslaughter and other crimes for allegedly shooting and killing a man with whom he was hunting in Quebec.
According to provincial police, 50-year-old John Tompkins was hunting over the weekend in Bearn, a municipality in northwestern Quebec. Todd Herrington, 54, was with Tompkins at the time. Police said they were together in a hunting group.
Herrington was shot dead by Tompkins, but police say the exact circumstances surrounding Herrington's death remain unclear.
Law enforcement in Quebec was notified around 1:30 a.m. Saturday that a hunter had been injured by a bullet. When they arrived, Herrington was found dead.
Tompkins was charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death and negligent use of a firearm and released on $25,000 bail with several conditions.
Tompkins is due back in court in Quebec on August 27.