58 Birdshot Pellets Hit Hunter, Drives Himself To Safety

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Minn. (WCCO) — A Washington County sheriff’s commander said he’s lucky to be alive after getting shot in the face.

Jerry Cusick, 53, has more than 50 pellet scars across his face, neck and chest.

Cusick had been scouting a turkey-hunting location in Wisconsin on Tuesday morning before work.

While walking back to his vehicle he was shot by another turkey hunter at close range.

“I just screamed something to the effect of, ‘You shot me!’” Cusick said. “I could feel the blood running down my face. A lot of things are going through your mind. You are thinking, are you going to live or are you going to die?”

Cusick yelled at the man who shot him to call 911, and then tried to do the same on his phone.

“I had multiple holes in me squirting blood at the same time,”…

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