Willoughby police are investigating who is responsible for illegally killing a deer and sawing off its antlers in the city.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 2000 block of Reeves Road for a poaching complaint. The complainant said his neighbor found a dead deer in her back yard, said Willoughby Police Detective Lt. Jim Schultz.
When the pair went to move the deer to the front yard, they noticed what appeared to be two bullet holes in the side of the animal. The antlers also were sawed off, Schultz said.
A few days earlier on Tuesday, a resident reported to police hearing gunshots and seeing a newer model black Ford 150 parked near Reeves and Hurricane roads. The truck did not belong to any residents in the area, Schultz said.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is assisting in the investigation. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Willoughby police at 440-953-4210.