UPDATE: Rodney Connally, the Fort Worth man charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after he told Rusk County deputies he'd accidentally shot a man while deer hunting, was a convicted felon. He'd pleaded guilty in 1983 to a Fort Worth murder, staff writer Chance Welch reported.
Felons are prohibited from possessing firearms in the state of Texas.
A Fort Worth man is facing a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm in Rusk County, after he reported that he had shot a man he had mistaken for a deer while hunting.
Rodney Connally, 54, in under a bail of $50,000, television station KETK reported.
According to the station, Connally told authorities that he thought he had shot a deer just of County Road 4107, when he discovered that he had shot Louis N. Conner Jr., 41, of Overton.
The Rusk County Sheriff's Department is investigating the shooting, KETK reported.
-- Lance Murray