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The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office is again investigating an incident in which cattle were shot and killed.

Sheriff Mark A. Cage reports that detectives with the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday to 634 Angel Ranch Road in reference to several cattle that were shot and killed.

Upon arrival, six cattle were found dead over two separate properties.

Further investigation into the incident determined a high-caliber rifle was used within a half-mile radius of two separate residences. Multiple pieces of evidence were collected from the scene, and that evidence is being processed. The cows shot are described as a red roping steer, a black cow, a black cow with a white face, two black angus cows, and a black bald cow.

The total value of the cattle is approximately $17,000 to $20,000 dollars.

Cage asks citizens of Eddy County to contact law enforcement if they observe any suspicious activity in the rural ranching community. This type of activity can be described as people or vehicles that are out of the ordinary or do not belong in the area.

These incidents are being investigated by the ECSO Detective Division. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Lt. Matthew Hutchinson or Det. Daniel Taschner at 575-887-7551.