Turtle Rescue Volunteer Worker Shot In Confrontation Over Protected Nest

By  //  July 19, 2015

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Michael Q. McAuliffe, 38, has been jailed without bond on two charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and battery on a person 65 or older. (Broward Sheriff's Office image)

Michael Q. McAuliffe, 38, has been jailed without bond on two charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and battery on a person 65 or older. (Broward Sheriff’s Office image)

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, FLORIDA – The Sun Sentinel reports that a turtle rescue led to a shooting in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea on Friday night when two volunteers intent on protecting sea turtle nests were confronted by a man saying he dislikes turtles and turtle volunteers, according to one of the volunteers.

After it was all over, one of the volunteers was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and the man who confronted them was arrested, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

Michael Q. McAuliffe, 38, has been jailed without bond on two charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and battery on a person 65 or older.

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