Calf shot and killed in Flagstaff; deputies looking for suspect

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Sheriff's deputies need the public’s help locating those responsible for killing a calf in Flagstaff.

Coconino County sheriff’s deputies and the Arizona Department of Agriculture Livestock are asking for the public’s help identifying those responsible for killing a 6-month-old Black Angus Cross Heifer calf on Randall Ranch.

The calf, valued at about $800, was found Wednesday in the area of Kaibab Estates West near Woodland Ranch. Investigators say it was shot multiple times possibly with a rifle.

Detectives believe the calf was alive for some time before dying. When the calf was found, its mother was still standing near the carcass.

Unlawful killing of livestock is a Class 5 felony. Those responsible may also face animal cruelty charges.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Arizona Department of Agriculture at 1-800-294-0305, CCSO at 928-774-4523 or Silent Witness at 928-774-6111.