Jacksonville man killed in hunting accident in South Carolina

Published On: Mar 11 2013 01:54:41 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 12 2013 07:17:10 AM EDT

Greenwood County deputies say 51-year-old Robert Iselin Jr. was shot and killed when a fellow hunter mistook him for a wild hog.

NINETY SIX, S.C. -

Deputies in Greenwood County, S.C., said a man in a deer stand shot and killed his friend Saturday morning while the two were out hunting.

Officials said 51-year-old Robert Iselin Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla., was mistaken for a wild hog by 25-year-old, Lucas Brickweg, of Satellite Beach, Fla.

Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox said Iselin died from a gunshot wound to the torso.

Greenwood County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Lucas Brickweg Deputies said the victim's brother, who lives in upstate South Carolina, told them Brickweg (pictured, right) shot Iselin thinking he was shooting at a wild hog.

Channel 4 spoke with Iselin's nephew, Jimmy Monday night about his uncle.

"He was just a real inspiration, made me want to better myself," said Iselin's nephew Jimmy.

Iselin told Channel 4 that his uncle was a family man and that he loved, flying, fishing and hunting.

"He made me a better person, had me on the right track," said Iselin. He said what happened over the weekend in South Carolina was a terrible accident.

"It was an honest mistake I believe I don't think it was intentional by any means," said Iselin.

The investigation was handed over to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, who arrested and charged Brickweg with criminal use of a firearm and having no hunting license, according to the Associated Press.

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