Elko Police Probe Arrow Shooting at Homeless Camp

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Elko police are investigating the shooting of a man with a hunting arrow in a dispute over money at a homeless camp along the Humboldt River.

Police say 20-year-old Rory White called 911 after he allegedly shot a man in the face with a compound bow and a sharpened arrow tip about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

White says he shot the victim in self-defense after the man and a friend tried to strong-arm White and his father, Robert, whom the two claimed owed the victim $700.

Elko Police Chief Ben Reed told the Elko Daily Free Press the unidentified victim suffered life-threatening injuries.

His friend, Justin Peacock, has been arrested on two counts of suspicion of burglary. Reed says they haven't decided whether to charge Rory White.


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