Monday evening Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home on SW Reidweg Road in unincorporated Washington County, south of Cornelius to investigate a report of a horse that had been shot. Deputies confirmed Jasper, a 9-year-old horse, and he had been shot twice.
Deputies were able to determine Jasper had been shot once in the face, near the right side of his jaw, and once in his left thigh. Jasper was out in a pasture when he was shot.
Jasper is currently in the care of a local veterinarian and will undergo surgery to attempt to remove the bullets. Jasper is expected to survive.
Several bullet casings were found on the roadside, near the pasture where Jasper was grazing.
Based on the evidence at the scene, deputies believe the individual(s) who shot Jasper did so intentionally.
If you have information on the individual(s) who shot Jasper, please call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.