Texas game warden arrests man involved in hunting accident

A funeral date is set for a Clark County teen who was killed in a hunting accident over the...
A funeral date is set for a Clark County teen who was killed in a hunting accident over the weekend.(MGN)
Published: Nov. 5, 2022 at 1:58 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 6, 2022 at 3:49 PM CST
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CASS COUNTY, Texas (KSLA) - A man has been arrested for allegedly accidentally shooting another man with a 12-gauge shotgun while hunting.

On Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m., a Texas game warden was dispatched to a hunting accident on public hunting land at Black Point in Cass County, Texas.

The accident occurred when Daniel Abston, 57, fired a 12-gauge shotgun in the direction of a sound and movement in the woods. Abston allegedly did not identify his target before firing the weapon and accidentally struck Jason Mills, 49.

Mills was flown to a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Abston was arrested and charged with one count each of deadly conduct, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana.

TPWD game wardens will lead the investigation and were assisted by Texas DPS and Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim and the suspect were part of a three-person hunting party.

No information on the victim’s condition is currently available. Updates to come as more information becomes available.