A man is accused of shooting and killing a puppy in front of children in northwest Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News reported.
On Tuesday, police released surveillance photos of the suspect, who is believed to live in that area. Police also want to speak to a woman seen with the man when he was running away from the scene.
The man allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the 5-month-old brown lab named Lady on Hightower Road in the middle of the day Sept. 13, Channel 2 reported.
After she was shot, Lady managed to take a few steps before collapsing and dying in the driveway, the news station reported.
“I never thought my dog would get shot,” the pet’s owner, who asked Channel 2 to remain anonymous, said.
The owner said her stepson and a group of young children were playing with Lady in front of her home when the man walked by and grabbed her by the collar.
“While he was walking away with the dog from the other side of the street, he shot the dog,” the owner said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477.
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