Arcola hunter injured in a firearm-related hunting accident

ALLEN CO. – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a hunting accident that occurred Sunday morning in Allen County.

At approximately 9:00 a.m., responders were dispatched to private property near the 3900 block of Felger Road for a person who was possibly shot in a hunting-related accident. 

Charles Spicer, 57, of Arcola, was deer hunting on private property with three other hunters when he was struck in the chest by either a bullet or bullet fragment fired from another hunter in his party. 

Spicer was taken to a private residence and then was transported by ambulance to Parkview Regional Medical Center in good condition.

All parties involved were wearing hunter orange as required by Indiana law.  This incident is still under investigation.

Conservation Officers would like to remind all hunters to always wear hunter orange and to be sure to always identify your target and what lies beyond it before discharging your firearm while hunting.

Officers were assisted on-scene by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, Arcola Fire Department, and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority (TRAA).