​Deer Shot At Wal-Mart By Man Facing Handgun Charges

Deer Shot At Wal-Mart
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March 29, 2013
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A man who shot a deer at a Wal-Mart in Blairsville, Pennsylvania is facing multiple charges after the incident.

Deer Shot At Wal-Mart

Arcangelo Bianco Jr., 40, is facing charges for reckless endangerment in addition to five hunting-related summary charges.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Bianco used a handgun to shoot the animal in the parking lot of the Resort Plaza Walmart in Blairsville in November and bagged the buck on the other side of the road, The Indiana (Pa.) Gazette reported Wednesday.

“The defendant pursued the deer through the parking lot and across Old William Penn Highway, where he killed the deer. The defendant then loaded the deer into his vehicle and took it to a meat processor for butchering,” wildlife conservation officer Jack Lucas stated.

His five hunting-related summary charges include hunting without a license, unlawful killing or taking of big game, and shooting on or across highways.

“Obviously, we can’t have someone running through a Walmart parking lot shooting at a deer,” Lucas said.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 1.