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Video showing MSP trooper shooting deer at point-blank range goes viral

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Michigan State Police tells Fox 2 they are aware of a video circulating the Internet, which shows a trooper shooting an injured deer in the head at point blank range.

The shooting happened after several attempts to get the deer to move out of the way. The video shows troopers flashing their lights at the deer and driving the police cruiser at a slow speed towards the animal.  This went on for several minutes.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to learn more in Fox 2's Andrea Isom's report

WARNING: The actual shooting of the deer is not shown, but the video may still be graphic and offensive.

MSP spokesperson Lt. Mike Shaw tells Fox 2 the deer was injured and could have darted out into the roadway and caused a traffic accident.

MSP is investigating where the incident happened and which troopers are involved. Shaw says at this point in the investigation the troopers do not appear to have done anything unlawful.

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