Deer shot in Marion didn't have CWD

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MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Iowa DNR says they aren't sure why a deer was acting abnormally in Marion.

On March 16, Marion police and the Iowa DNR decided to kill a deer after getting reports about the animal for several days near Armar Drive and Marion Boulevard.

On March 16, officers consulted with the Iowa DNR before making a decision to kill the deer.

The Iowa DNR says the test came back negative for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

Marion Police officers told TV9 last month they killed the deer after talking with the Iowa DNR for public safety concerns. A sick deer stumbling into the streets could have caused some car crashes.