Man Accidentally Shot, Killed by Dog
HOUSTON – A Texas math teacher was shot and killed over the weekend when his dog apparently stepped on a loaded shotgun.
Reports from the Chambers County sheriff's department say that Perry Alvin Price ||| was hunting for geese last weekend. When he downed a goose, the 46-year-old set his gun in the bed of the truck to let his tracking dog out.
Price's hunting partner Daniel Groberg was at the front of the truck when the dog, who was in the bed of the vehicle with the weapon, stepped on the trigger. It discharged toward the rear of the vehicle, where Price was standing.
Shot pellets penetrated the tail gate, hitting Price's leg and tearing open his femoral artery. Groberg tried to stop the bleeding before rushing his friend to a hospital. Price died an hour later from blood loss.
Price's sister, who says her brother was always safe about hunting, thinks the dog may have also accidentally tripped the weapon's safety. The dog was apparently very excited to track the downed goose and was skittering about the truck bed.
The deceased taught math at Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, and was known for his love of hunting and dogs. He is survived by his wife Kelli and two stepchildren.
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