The Kansas hunter who was found dead Saturday after he was accidentally killed when a dog stepped on the trigger of his rifle has been identified and is being remembered as a musician, plumber and family man.
Joseph Smith, 32, from Wichita was found near the hamlet of Geuda Springs, 50 miles south of Wichita and home to 194 people just north of the Oklahoma border after the dog – believed to be owned by Smith – accidentally shot him. Sheriffs believe he died at around 9:40am.
‘A canine belonging to the owner of the pickup stepped on the rifle causing the weapon to discharge,’ the sheriff’s office said. The fired round struck the passenger who died of his injuries on scene.’
Chris Brown, owner of Brown’s Plumbing Services and Smith’s boss, remembered Smith earlier this week. ‘Joe is absolutely the most unique individual I have had the pleasure of meeting,’ he wroe. ‘He was loved by all of us from all walks of life and loved the same.’
Joseph Smith (pictured), 32, from…