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Felony charges filed against Deer Park teen accused of shooting hunter

A St. Croix County teenager accused of shooting a deer hunter in September has a court date for December, where felony charges await him.

Deer Park resident Nicholas Sempf-Nyren, 17, is charged with two felonies —the most serious of which is second-degree reckless endangerment —and three misdemeanors. The 33-year-old victim from Clear Lake says she was leaving her deer stand when she was hit. Originally, Sempf-Nyren told investigators he hadn't been outside shooting, but he later admitted he was with two friends when he pointed the rifle, then heard a scream. He says they all took off running.