ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - Officials are asking for help in finding the person who shot a bald eagle found in Ankeny that later died.
Ankeny police notified state officials Jan. 3 after finding a bald eagle that was sitting on the ground at a busy intersection.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a wildlife rehabber captured the eagle and noted blood coming from its mouth.
The eagle died a few hours later.
An X-ray showed the eagle died because of a lead shot BB in its lungs.
A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest of the shooter.
Anyone with information can call 1-800-532-2020.