Grand jury to decide if charges will be filed in fatal hunting accident

State police say 52-year-old firefighter Charles Bruce, of Franklin Square, was shot and killed by his friend and fellow firefighter during a hunting trip over the weekend in Westford. (1/14/14)

MALVERNE - A grand jury will now decide if a Nassau County man will face criminal charges for shooting his friend and fellow Malverne firefighter during a hunting accident.

Charles Bruce was shot in the chest and killed while hunting in upstate Otsego County in November.

An upstate district attorney says he is asking a grand jury to consider criminally negligent homicide charges.

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The district attorney says he has been hunting for years and has never seen a human that looked like a deer.

The name of the shooter has not been released.  

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