Johansen Concepcion De La Ros shot and killed an 8-month-old puppy from his balcony on Saturday, police said.
(Davie Police Department)
A man was arrested in Florida Saturday after he shot and killed an 8-month-old puppy with a high-powered pellet rifle from a second-floor balcony, police said.
The David Police Department says in a Facebook post that Johansen Concepcion De La Ros, 19, is facing a charge of felony cruelty to animals.
The incident happened around 6:30 pm, when the owners of the dog, with the name “Princess,” walk the animals around the Centro Apartments, situated approximately 25 km north of Miami. The police said Ros, while armed with the pellet rifle with the scope, “and he took a knee, lined up the cross, and he took a shot, killing the small dog.”
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The owner of the dog did not know what had happened when Princess started bleeding from the mouth, and was able to seek help from an off-duty officer from the Pembroke Pines Police Department who happened to drive in the area at the time and saw the incident.
The police posted photos show in graphic detail the dog after the shot, with blood on her mouth, and on a sidewalk.
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When officers went to the apartment where the shot was fired, another man inside, identified as Daniel Alvarez told the police Concepcion De La Ros had said in Spanish, ” I ” m going to shoot the dog,” WPLG reported.
The police said that the dog was taken to an animal hospital, where the pellet travelled through the puppy’s chest, killing it.
“The princess was an 8-month-old puppy that belonged to the 8-year-old daughter of the parents who ran, police said. “The family has just moved to the area of the prior day out of the state.
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