Off-duty Conn. trooper shot to death during Texas hunting trip

Trooper 1st Class Stephen Davis died Saturday after being shot by a hunter

Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut State Police say a veteran trooper has been shot to death during a hunting trip in Texas.

Trooper 1st Class Stephen Davis died Saturday on the Cinco Ranch in Maverick County. He was a 27-year veteran of the state police.

The Maverick County sheriff's department says the 50-year-old Davis was hit by a shot fired by a hunter from Maine. That hunter told authorities he was trying to shoot a wild hog.

The sheriff's office said Tuesday that no charges had been filed, but the shooting remains under investigation.

Davis began his career with the state police in 1988. He worked out of the Troop C barracks in Tolland. He was from Hebron.

Cinco Ranch is about 20 miles west of Houston.

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