- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BYERS, Colo. (AP) - A hunter suspected of shooting the pilot of an ultralight aircraft in Byers has been arrested to be investigated for second-degree assault.

Adams County Sheriff’s officials say the pilot, James Johnson, was flying to check on the irrigation system for his cornfield on Tuesday. Authorities say two people were hunting in a field nearby and Johnson was shot when he flew over that field.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested one of the hunters, Frank Urban.

Johnson suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene.

Sheriff’s officials say they’re still investigating and would not release additional information for now.



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