A Cherokee County teen is receiving death threats after a picture of a dead pit bull posted to Facebook.
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating a Facebook picture allegedly posted by Caisen Green showing a dog wounded by a bow and arrow.
Undersheriff Jason Chennault says Green and his family have received numerous death threats, which are also being investigated.
Numerous alerts about Green’s Facebook post have been sent to the FOX23 newsroom.
Green’s page has been taken down but a screen grab of the post states, “For all you pit bull lovers out there. Here’s what happens when one shows up around my house.” The picture shows a wounded a pit bull with a red arrow protruding from the dog’s body.
In a news release, the undersheriff said he's received calls and e-mails about the incident from around the world.
FOX23 News found the “Caisen Green of Cherokee County OK Shoots dog w/arrow 02/15/2013” Facebook page. Several death threats have been posted on that page and the sheriff says those threats are being investigated.
“The concern over the fatal shooting of the animal is understood, but please refrain from making any threats against Green or the Green family. Those threats will also be investigated and the people making the threats may be subject to prosecution,” said Chennault.
Investigators said they are gathering more information but have not been able to interview Green.
"Contact has been made with Green's family, although Green is currently unavailable to be interviewed about the incident. This matter will be fully investigated and a prosecution report will be forwarded to the District Attorney when the investigation is complete," said Chennault.
Once the investigation is complete it will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office.
Green’s Facebook page is no longer active.
FOX23 News is following this story and will keep you updated as more information is available.