Reward Offered in University of Tennessee at Martin Horse Shooting Case

Officials at the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) are hoping that the offer of a $1,000 reward will lead to the arrest of whoever is responsible for shooting a horse used by the school's equestrian team.

Bud Grimes, UTM's director of university relations, said a university student worker discovered the wounded horse in an university-owned pasture on Oct. 10. The animal had sustained a gunshot wound to its right shoulder and was later euthanized.

"This is tragic and a real loss for the equestrian team," Grimes said.

Both the university and the Martin Police Department are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the incident, should call the UTM Department of Public Safety at 731/881-7777, the Martin Police Department at 731/587-5355, or Crimestoppers at 731/587-2611. All calls are confidential.

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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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