published Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Indiana Sheriff: 4-year-old shot in head while fishing

OSSIAN, Ind. — A 4-year-old boy who was fatally shot while fishing with his father in northeastern Indiana was struck in the head by an errant bullet, a sheriff and a family friend said.

Wells County Sheriff Monte Fisher told The Associated Press on Sunday that Jacob Michuda was shot in the head late Friday night while he and his father were fishing from a pier at a pond outside Ossian, a rural community about 15 miles south of Fort Wayne.

Trisha Ulmer told The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne for a Sunday story that the boy’s mother told her the boy was shot in the temple.

Fisher said an autopsy was performed Saturday.

Forty-six-year-old neighbor Bruce Pond was being held without bond on a preliminary charge of reckless homicide and due to appear in court Monday. Fisher told the Bluffton News-Banner alcohol was involved and Pond apparently shot at a light on the pier where the father and son were fishing.

“I think it was just a freak accident,” Ulmer said.

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esaletnik said...

Shooting a gun and not being absolutely sure where the bullet will go is not just a freak accident.

July 24, 2011 at 5:25 p.m.
eastridge8 said...


July 24, 2011 at 7:51 p.m.
johnnyhurst said...

Why in the world would you shoot toward a light? Lights equal people stupid. Guess this guy will have alot of time to think about this in Indianas booty house.

July 25, 2011 at 5:40 a.m.
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