Man shot and killed after being mistaken for coyote

(Photo: MGN Online)

(Photo: MGN Online)

EGNAR, Colo. — An Egnar man was accidentally shot to death by a friend who mistook him for a coyote, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office said.

Trenten Sutherland, 28, was hunting with friends on his property about 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 27, the sheriff’s office said. One of the men somehow thought Sutherland was a coyote and fired at him.

Sutherland died immediately, the sheriff’s office said. An investigation is ongoing.

Sutherland is survived by a wife and two young children.