A Brockway Township teenager was fatally shot Thursday evening in what police believe was a hunting accident in St. Clair County.
Devon Derouin, 17, was scouting for deer around 7:30 p.m. on land in the 12000 block of Wilkes Road in Brockway Township. He had been given permission to hunt on the property in the past, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office.
Three hunters were also given permission to hunt coyote on the parcel at the same time. One of the men, a 24 year old from Port Huron Township, saw movement in brush at a tree base. Believing it was an animal, he fired one shot from a distance of about 150 yards that struck and killed Derouin, the Sheriff's Office stated Friday.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene and are continuing to investigate. The men who were hunting on the land have been cooperating with police. Yale and Capac police departments, Brockway Fire and Rescue and Tri-Hospital EMS assisted at the scene, the Sheriff's Office said.