An innocent cow was killed by an unknown shooter in a field in Grand Junction and police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

The Grand Junction Police Department says based on information they have so far, the cow was murdered, (poached), in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 4. The body was discovered later that morning and reported to police.

Based on information gathered so far, the police believe a person in a dark-colored two-door car fired three shots into a field in the 2900 block of D Road where the cow lived, killing the cow. A car matching that description was seen speeding away from the area at the time of the shooting.

Police are asking people who may have witnessed or have information that could help them find the shooter to contact them. If you can help, call the Grand Junction Police Department at 970-242-6707.

If you prefer to offer information anonymously, it can be reported to Crime Stoppers of Mesa County at 970-241-STOP (7867). If the information provided leads to an arrest in this case, the tipster is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website.