On September 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from the Weiser Memorial Hospital that they had a 16 year old in the emergency room with a shotgun wound. Deputies responded to the hospital and meet with the nurse who advised that the shooter was the victim’s brother and he was in the waiting room along with the parents. The shooter was identified as 21 year old Steven Carbajal. According to Mr. Carbajal statement he was out quail hunting with his 16 year old brother. Mr. Carbajal stated that he thought that his brother was walking behind him when a bird flew up from the ditch. Mr. Carbajal took a shot at the bird not seeing that his brother was on the other side of the bird he was shooting at. The 16 year old received nonlife threatening injuries from the shooting and was transported to the hospital by Mr. Carbajal. No charges have been filed at this time.
Sheriff Matt Thomas