Tarboro boy, 12, killed in Wake hunting accident

From staff reportsDecember 28, 2012 

— A 12-year-old boy from Tarboro died Friday morning in what Wake County sheriff’s deputies said appeared to be “a tragic hunting accident” at a home on Bent Road, just outside federally owned land on the east shore of Falls Lake.

James Lee Parker of 10 Jeremy Lane was shot, the sheriff’s office said.

“This appears to be a very tragic hunting accident,” Wake Sheriff Donnie Harrison said, but investigators were working Friday to establish exactly what happened.

Deputies and fire and EMS workers were sent to 1617 Bent Road shortly before 8 a.m. for a report of someone having been shot.

Three people, aged 16, 20 and 37, were with Parker at the house, sheriff’s spokeswoman Phyllis Stephens said.

The sheriff’s office did not disclose their names or their relationship to Parker.

Bent Road winds through woods and dead-ends near the shore of the lake west of Bud Morris Road in northern Wake County.

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service