$500 Reward Offered For Tips In Northern Michigan Shooting Of Cow

WWJ News
September 30, 2019 - 1:19 pm

(WWJ) Authorities in Northern Michigan are offering a $500 reward for tips in the summertime shooting of a cow. 

The Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies responded on July 17 to a complaint about a Holstein cow that had been shot. 

Investigators said the owner of the animal heard gunfire he thought was coming from a homemade gun range on Center Street in Norwood Township, a village located south of Charlevoix, at around 9:30 p.m. the night before. 

Two months later, sheriff's officials say they've exhausted all of their leads, and are now turning to the public to assist in the investigation.

The cash reward will be paid to the tipster who provides information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting. 

It's unclear if the cow was targeted, of if this may have been an accidental shooting. Responding to a comment on Facebook, the sheriff's office said this is "no joke."

Anyone with information should call Sgt. William Church ayt 231-547-4460, or send an email to churchw@charlevoixcounty.com