Louisiana man charged with killing friend while hog hunting


SLIDELL, La. (AP) - A man in Louisiana has been arrested and charged with killing a friend while they were hunting hogs in a swamp.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Donald Jones, 22, of Pearl River was arrested Saturday after he told wildlife officials he accidentally shot his friend while they were hunting in the Honey Island Swamp.

Jones is charged with negligent homicide in the death of Zachary Swanson, 23, of Slidell.

The sheriff's office said that Jones fired toward a hog but hit Swanson.

The sheriff's report said Jones knew that Swanson was not wearing "hunter's orange" clothing but did not know where Swanson was when he fired at the hog.

It was not known whether Jones has an attorney.

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