Update February 2024: Brandon Gerner is the individual believed to be responsible for killing LeMon. According to the authorities, Gerner killed the horse as “a sacrifice” for a friend who was killed in a shootout with deputies the day before. Gerner is also charged for killing a man and a woman in Nov. 2023. Read more here.
Pierce County, WA – A family in Pierce County is mourning the tragic, senseless death of their beloved horse, LeMon, who was fatally shot at point-blank range on December 17. The friendly horse belonged to the Greer family, and he was adored by their neighbors, who frequently stopped to say hello.
On a GoFundMe set up for a reward fund, his owner said:
On December 17th between midnight and 12:30 a white car pulled up next to Delanie’s horse’s paddock and shot LeMon in the head. LeMon was very friendly and used to people stopping and talking to him.
LeMon probably came right up to the person and was shot right on the side of the nose a couple inches below his eye.
Nobody knows who is responsible for the cruel shooting, or what the motive may have been. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
You can find the family’s fundraiser at this link.
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