By Associated Press - Monday, February 15, 2016

OREGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A man who feared coyotes were threatening his chickens has been fatally shot with his own gun after falling from a tree stand.

The Lapeer County sheriff’s office says the accident occurred Monday in Oregon Township.

The victim was a 67-year-old man who fell from a tree stand ladder while carrying a loaded shotgun. The gun fired and struck him. His name was not immediately released.

The man was hunting coyotes after hearing them behind his home.

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