EAST GREENWICH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A South Jersey community is trying to find the person who shot a neighborhood’s beloved peacock to death.

Police in East Greenwich Township say the peacock, known to locals as Popeye, was shot earlier this week.

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The bullet shattered the bird’s leg and he died from his injuries.

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The veterinarian who tried to save Popeye is donating reward money to find the person responsible.

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A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help raise more money to help find the shooter.