CHESAW, Wash. – The Okanogan County sheriff has identified a grouse hunter fatally shot in a remote area of central Washington and deputies have seized weapons and ammunition from a home near the shooting scene.
Sheriff Frank Rogers says the hunter shot Monday was 52-year-old Michael Carrigan of Hoquiam.
The Wenatchee World reports (http://is.gd/8jd7Ik ) that no one has been arrested in the death but deputies questioned a father and son at the house they searched. The son was arrested on an unrelated warrant. The sheriff says the Chesaw house is about 100 yards from where Carrigan was shot.
The death is being investigated as a homicide.
Carrigan's hunting partner, 65-year-old George Stover of Hoquiam, called for help from a nearby home.
Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com