Dyer County deputies investigate horse shooting

Dyer County deputies investigate horse shooting

Posted: Updated:

DYERSBURG (AP) - Investigators in Tennessee are looking into why someone shot and killed a horse on a farm.

Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box told The State Gazette a poacher may have mistaken the 3-year-old Appaloosa filly for wildlife and fired the fatal shot.

Box says the owners of the horse found it dead Thursday morning from what appeared to be a small gunshot wound above its left eye.

Box says the horse was in training for barrel racing and valued at more than $2,500.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WATE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.