Man shot, killed behind Scottsboro, Ala., home on Christmas Day

Man shot, killed behind Scottsboro, Ala., home on Christmas Day

December 28th, 2011 by Staff Report in News

Authorities are trying to determine how a man was shot to death behind his Scottsboro home on Christmas.

Jackson County sheriff's officials told WAFF-TV that 53-year-old Michael Hart was putting grain in a feeder and checking on a game camera behind his home when he was killed.

The shooting happened on Jackson County Road 11 between Scottsboro and Woodville.

Hart's wife found him lying next to his four-wheeler and thought he'd had a heart attack. Doctors discovered that Hart had been shot once he got to the hospital.

Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips said it's possible the shooting was a hunting accident, and authorities are trying to determine who might have been hunting in the area at the time.