While en route, further information was received indicating that a male suspect had just shot the victim’s dog. The caller was uncertain if the suspect was still in the home or of the condition of her dog. Arriving units located a male suspect in the front yard matching the description provided by the victim. The suspect was immediately taken into custody. Officers then began to search the home and discovered a small, mixed breed dog in the kitchen deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.
Officers learned that the suspect and caller were boyfriend and girlfriend and that the dog was recently adopted. When the dog nipped at the male suspect, he became enraged and retrieved a handgun. The suspect’s girlfriend attempted to retrieve the dog and leave with it, but the suspect chased the dog into the kitchen, where he shot and killed the dog. The male was transported for processing and was charged with Cruelty to Animals and Reckless Endangerment.
Suspect: Clint Matthew Mowry, 33, of 224th Street, Pasadena Md