Livestock shot and killed in Star
Star Police and Ada County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public’s help to find the people responsible for shooting and killing three animals in a Star pasture this week.
Ranchers who own livestock on land in the 7600 block of North Star Road (near the intersection of Joplin Road) reported the first incident Tuesday morning after finding one sheep that had been shot in the head at close range. The owner of the sheep found two more sheep shot and killed in the same way overnight Thursday.
“The owner says the sheep were being raised to be shown by students in 4-H. Their estimated value is $250 each,” said Ada County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Andrea Dearden.
“Investigators say evidence collected so far indicates more than one person was responsible for shooting and killing the animals. They are also believed to have walked onto the property to get close enough because all three sheep were shot at close range,” she added.
It is a felony to enter someone's property and destroy livestock.
Detectives are investigating to determine who is responsible. Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Marc Bowman at 577-3704.