Kanawha County deputies cited Delmar Dean Lacy II, of Saint Albans, after two horses were shot early Sunday morning.
Deputies issued Lacy a citation for shooting a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. Cpl. Brian Humphreys said deputies could file more charges.
Investigators found an AR-15 on Lacy's property surrounded by more than 30 shelling casings.
Gary Medley, the surviving horse's caretaker, said the animal is recovering. He added the other horse was buried Monday.
Kanawha County deputies are investigating a shooting Sunday morning that left one horse and another injured.
Deputies said they responded to a call about shots fired early Sunday morning near Saint Albans.
They said one horse was shot dead while another was found alive and still standing. Injuries on the surviving horse were spotted later in the daylight, according to deputies.
The surviving horse was shot in the neck and is possibly pregnant, according to Gary Medley, the man who is treating the horse.
Medley owns Honeysuckle Farms in Tornado and has overseen horse rescue cases in the past.
He said the incident happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
No arrests have yet been made, but deputies said they did cite someone over this incident.
The investigation is ongoing and deputies urge anyone with information to call 304-357-0169.