Florida man accused of shooting, killing friend he mistook for a deer while hunting


GLYNN COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A man who reportedly shot and killed his friend during a hunting trip in Glynn County after mistaking him for a deer is behind bars.

Hector Romero-Hernandez, 32, is facing multiple charges, including hunting without a license and misuse of a firearm.

He is facing multiple charges from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, including:

  • Misuse of a firearm or archery tackle while hunting, resulting in serious bodily harm to another
  • Hunting with an unlawful weapon
  • Hunting, trapping and fishing without a license 
  • Hunting without a trout stamp and big game license

According to First Coast News, Romero-Hernandez reportedly shot 17-year-old Bobby Lane with a rifle after mistaking him for a deer during a hunting trip in the Myers Hill area. Lane was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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