Indiana officials investigating after bald eagle dies of gunshot wound

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Indiana Conservation Officer Ryan John is investigating after a bullet struck a protected bald eagle.

The eagle was found alive but eventually died from the wound, the Indiana DNR announced Sunday.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest, however the dollar amount was not released.

The punishment for killing a bald eagle is up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $100,000.

Anyone with information can contact Indiana Conservation Officers’ Central Dispatch at 812-837-9536 or the anonymous TIP line at 1-800-TIPIDNR.