Nebraska Police Seek Help to Find Horse Shooter

Scotts Bluff County, Neb., law enforcement authorities are hoping the public can help them identify those responsible for shooting a Paint Horse in its pasture last month.

Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark L. Overman said that deputies responded to a report that a horse had been shot in November. The horse was wounded and later euthanized by a veterinarian, Overman said.

Overman said his department subsequently conducted an investigation, but leads are scant.

“The family tells us they have no one who wants to harm them, and even though it was hunting season, I cannot believe a responsible hunter would shoot at something before knowing what it was,” Overman said.

Even so, Overman believes someone knows about the shooting.

“We're putting the word out there because somebody knows something,” he said.

Anyone with information about the horse shooting should call the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Office at 308/4436-6667 or Crimestoppers at 308/636-STOP (7867). All Crimestoppers calls are anonymous. Tipsters can also text or email information to

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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