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Authorities Investigate Deadly Hunting Accident

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Marvin Bowen Coppage (Submitted Photo) Marvin Bowen Coppage (Submitted Photo)

HENDERSON, Md.- Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating a deadly hunting accident in Queen Anne's County.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon off Ell Downes Road in Henderson.

Police say 75-year-old Marvin Bowen Coppage was killed by a shotgun blast from a client during a guided hunt as he and his dog were flushing a bird from the brush. 

Coppage was pronounced dead at the scene shortly before 5 p.m. by Queen Anne's County first responders.

The shooter is believed to be a 14-year-old boy who was a member of the hunting party that had hired Coppage, an employee of Schrader's Outdoors Ltd.

Coppage's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.

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