Man charged with killing protected mountain lion P-38, which roamed mountains northwest of LA

VENTURA– A Simi Valley man was billed with shooting and also eliminating a protected hill lion that roamed the mountains northwest of Los Angeles and also was wearing a GENERAL PRACTITIONER monitoring collar.

Alfredo Gonzalez, 60, was charged with two offenses for apparently shooting the male cougar, called P-38, as well as vandalizing its collar, the Ventura Area area lawyer’s workplace introduced Tuesday.

It is prohibited to fire a hill lion without a state authorization.

Prosecutors believe that Gonzalez shot the animal in the head in Simi Valley, potentially on July 2, when National forest Solution scientists got a “death signal” from the collar, the agency said.

District attorneys have not released a feasible objective for the shooting.

P-38 was born in 2012 as well as was known to roam the Santa Susana Hills. He was thought to have actually fathered four clutters of cubs.

The mountain lion belonged to a population that park solution biologists have actually been researching for more than a years.

If convicted, Gonzalez might be sentenced to a year behind bars and also a $1,000 fine. He also could need to pay $2,300 in restitution for ruining the collar, the area lawyer’s workplace stated.

It was not right away clear whether Gonzalez had a lawyer.

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