William Walsh Jr., Chief of Police
334 Main St.
Great Barrington, MA 01230
For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Contact: Chief William Walsh Jr.
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Great Barrington Police Respond to Fatal Hunting Incident
GREAT BARRINGTON — Chief William Walsh reports that the Great Barrington Police Department responded to a fatal hunting incident today.
At approximately 12 p.m., Great Barrington Police Officers Jonathan Finnerty and Kristopher Balestro, Great Barrington Fire and EMTs responded to a report of a hunting incident in a wooded area on Monument Valley Road and located the victim, a 44-year-old Pittsfield man.
The man had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been participating in a youth turkey hunt with two other adults and a juvenile.
His name is not being released at this time, pending the notification of his next of kin.
No one else was injured.
An initial police investigation suggests the incident was an accident.
This incident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts Environmental Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office and Great Barrington Police.