Youth bow Hunter shoots and kills a thief that attacked him while hunting.

A Missouri youth hunter was walking to his tree stand when he saw a man attempting to steal a lawn tractor and wood splitter.

The youth hunter witnessed the attempted theft on his way to the tree stand. He called his dad and his dad confronted Michael J Stotts,40 of Dittmer Missouri. According to a statement by the family, Stotts attacked the two and the youth hunter shot Dittmer with his bow.

below is a press release from the Jefferson County Missouri Sheriffs office.

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