By CBS3 Staff

ERIE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – The Pennsylvania Game Commission is searching for the person who shot and killed a bald eagle. Someone found the eagle Thursday near a graveyard in Erie County.

The birds are not considered endangered anymore but bald eagles are still a protected species.

Punishments include stiff fines and jail time.

If you have any information on this incident contact the Game Commission’s Northwest Region Office at 814-432-3187.