YREKA, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is calling a Yreka veterinarian’s death in January a tragic accident.
The sheriff’s office says 31-year-old Dakota Woodard was shot in the chest with a rifle just south of Dorris.
He was a local veterinarian with ‘Companion Animal Mobile Veterinary Services.’
The sheriff’s office previously said there wasn’t any evidence of foul play or a suicide attempt.
Sheriff Jon Lopey says it appears Dr. Woodard fell off a haystack and as he fell his rifle went off.