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What Our Readers Think: Homicide Charges in Malverne Firefighter's Death

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Credit: Malverne Fire Department
Credit: Malverne Fire Department
Upstate prosecutors are moving for an indictment against a Malverne man who accidentally shot a fellow firefighter while on a deer-hunting trip in November.

Charles Bruce, 52, was killed when he and the shooter, who's name hasn't been released, were on an annual trip in Westford, NY. The shooter allegedly thought Bruce was a deer when he pulled the trigger.

The following is a round-up of comments from readers. Feel free to add to the conversation by posting your thoughts in the comment section below. 

Mocha22 wrote, "I just think it is odd. He did kill someone even if it was due to not adhering to gun safety laws."

Joe Mahoney wrote, "I wear blaze orange while hunting and I'm still afraid of getting shot. Camouflage clothing invites trouble during early morning or late afternoon "shooting light."

Mind Ur Business wrote, "the shooter hasn't been charged with a crime. this was a tragic accident."

Jackrabbit wrote, "Negligence is criminal, accidental or otherwise."

Joe Mahoney wrote, "Here in Putnam County when taking the archery hunting course, one station has a target in thick woods. Next to the target is a man (plywood) in camouflage that some taking the course, doesn't see and take the shot."

Mocha22 wrote, "I agree with Jackrabbit. This is tragic but it is still a crime called criminal negligent homicide."

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Tom Grech January 16, 2014 at 08:29 PM
This is terrible; no way you are doing anything valuable for the community or your readership. A family lost their father, a Mother lost her son, and a Village lost a good man. Try to find another way to increase your readership.
Gina Genti January 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Amen Tom!

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