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Police investigate deer shot in SoCal neighborhood

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POSTED September 18, 2017 6:56 p.m.

MONROVIA (AP) — California authorities are investigating a man who was caught on camera shooting a deer with a bow and arrow within a suburban foothill community near Los Angeles.

Monrovia homeowner Chuck Tapert says his home surveillance camera recorded footage showing a man shooting the deer near his house last week.

Mike Rodriguez tells KCBS-TV that he is the hunter in the footage. Rodriguez says he found the deer in a hunting zone above Monrovia and decided to it follow to the residential area after he shot the animal in its spine instead of the kill zone. He says he didn’t want the deer to suffer.

Police say it is illegal to shoot deer within city limits. California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating the incident to determine whether Rodriguez will face charges.

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