- Associated Press - Friday, April 5, 2019

MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) - Federal and state authorities are investigating the death of a bald eagle that was found shot in southeast Arkansas last month.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says the adult bird was found dead on March 28 near a road west of Monticello, a community about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Little Rick.

The female eagle was taken to the Little Rock Zoo where veterinary staff determined a gunshot was the preliminary cause of death. Authorities say the eagle was likely tending its nest when someone shot it.

Law enforcement is offering a $6,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible and is asking anyone with knowledge of what happened to contact the commission’s anti-poaching hotline .

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