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Police ask for public’s help in locating whoever is shooting deer with blow darts in Morris Township

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The Morris Township Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person(s) who shot multiple deer with blow darts.

One deer was shot and killed, police said.

According to police, on Tuesday, Aug. 22 between 12:15 a.m. and 12:30 a.m., an unknown individual used a blow dart gun to illegally and inhumanely shoot multiple deer in the area of Speedwell Avenue and Max Drive, police said.

The dead deer and razor sharp metal darts were left behind. These metal darts could have easily harmed another person, police said.

Officers have observed additional deer in the area with darts hanging from their bodies, police said.

The investigation has shown the suspect(s) used a grey or silver sedan, possibly a Subaru Legacy, police said.

Police believe the suspects took photos with the blow dart gun prior to illegally poaching the animal.

Anyone with information that can assist in identifying the suspect(s), are urged to contact the Morris Township Detective Bureau at 973-326-7480.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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