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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ind. — A reward is being offered for information about the shooting of a bald eagle in Lawrence County on or around December 20.

“A Lawrence County animal control officer and employees of the Brown County Indiana Raptor Center were notified of an injured eagle in the area of the White River near Dixie Highway and took possession [of the eagle&#93 on Dec. 20,” said the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources.

The bird was treated for a gunshot wound but died a short time later.

A reward of $500 is available for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.

Anyone with information should call DNR Law Enforcement Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536 or the Turn in a Poacher, Inc. (TIP) hotline at 1-800-847-4367 (TIP-IDNR).

(Photo provided by the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources.)