- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN, Wis. (AP) - The Rock County Medical Examiner’s Department has identified a Janesville man who authorities say was fatally shot while turkey hunting.

The department identified the man Monday as 37-year-old David Tilton. According to the department, an autopsy was done Monday at the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office, and preliminary results confirm Tilton died from firearm-related trauma.

A statement from the Rock County sheriff’s office says officials responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound in a field in the Town of Johnstown Sunday morning, and deputies found the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An initial investigation shows the man was trying to retrieve a wounded turkey when he inadvertently ran into the field of fire of another member of his hunting party, and he was shot in the back.


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