A Town of Taylor man has died in a bizarre crossbow accident, authorities say.

New York State Police were called to a residence on Jipson Hill Road last Friday in response to a call stating that a man had been shot with a cross bow.

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When police arrived an ambulance and first responders were already on the scene administering aid to a man identified as 58-year-old James R Parker Jr.

An investigation revealed that Parker and another man were attempting to kill a skunk, when Parker was accidentally struck with an arrow from the crossbow.

The man then called 911 and attempted to aid the victim till responders arrived.

Parker succumbed to his injuries; the incident is under investigation.

 

 

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