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A Close Call With A Possible Poacher

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reports a close call with a poacher.  Monday morning a deputy was dispatched to a location near the north end of LIV 237 about a house struck by a gunshot.  The investigation shows two people were outside the home and a few feet apart from each other and both reported hearing a bullet buzzing past and a very distant gunshot.  The shot struck the brick or stone portion of the home and fell to the ground.  Fortunately, neither person was injured.

Missouri Department of Conservation is assisting the Sheriff’s Department with the investigation.  Officers suspect the high powered projectile was fired by someone in the distance illegally using that type of firearm in an attempt to poach a wild turkey.  Monday was opening morning of Missouri Spring Turkey Season.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LCSO at 660-646-0515, dispatch at 660-646-2121 or leave a Crime TIP through our website at www.livcoso.org

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