A 17-year-old hunter from La Crosse who shot and killed a Rusk County man while shooting a coyote is now charged with reckless homicide.
Patrick McFarlane, 60, was apparently shoveling snow outside his Glen Flora home on March 7 when he was shot. Now, the 17-year-old hunter who pulled the trigger faces four felonies, including reckless homicide, homicide by negligent handling of a gun, and endangering safety.
Investigators said Ryan Korish and his father, both from La Crosse, first said Korish was shooting away from McFarlane's location. They later admitted they lied because Korish had been shooting illegally from a road.
Korish's father has been charged with obstructing an officer. Investigators said the roof-line of McFarlane's home was visible from Korish's location.