Louisiana teen arrested for shooting cow, told police he thought it was a raccoon

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A Tioga, Louisiana teen is facing animal cruelty charges after deputies said he shot a cow, but claimed that he thought he was shooting a raccoon. 

17-year-old Linden Gibson was arrested Friday following an investigation. 

His charges include aggravated cruelty to an animal, criminal damage to property, and criminal trespassing.

Deputies did not give any information about the condition of the cow. 

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