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Two Illinois men charged in game warden shooting




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Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) game warden.

Booked into the Delta County jail in Cooper were Eli Stephens, 18, and Dalton Haddix, 21, both of Illinois. Stephens has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. Haddix was charged with failure to report a felony, a Class A misdemeanor.

The two men, who came to Texas for the holidays, were taken into custody by game wardens Tuesday afternoon following an investigation by TPWD game wardens, Texas Rangers, and the Delta County Sheriff’s Office.

The charges stem from the shooting of game warden Chris Fried, 31, of Cooper. Fried had been off duty and bow hunting on the Cooper Wildlife Management Area when the incident occurred. The warden remains in stable condition in the intensive care unit of Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound from a high-powered rifle bullet that entered his upper right shoulder and lodged in his chest.

According to investigators, Fried had been sitting in a blind on the 14,160-acre wildlife management area, hoping to take a deer, when he saw a light and heard what he believed to be an electronic game call. Thinking someone might be illegally hunting on the state property, the warden went into law-enforcement mode and left his stand to investigate.

Moments later, as he walked toward the light, Fried was struck by a bullet. The warden yelled, “You shot me!” but no one responded or came to his aid. Fried then used his cell phone to call for help.

Investigators have determined that the shot came from private property adjacent to the WMA. Information from a Delta County resident familiar with the area led wardens to the two defendants.

Fried is stationed in Delta County. He graduated from the TPWD Game Warden Academy in June 2009.
 

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