A soldier, allegedly with the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Bragg, has been arrested and charged with killing a dog after authorities stated he was involved in the shooting of a veteran’s emotional support dog. An arrest warrant accused Jarren Heng, 25, with animal cruelty and conspiracy.
According to the Fayetteville Observer, the dog’s brutal death was videoed by the soldier and the dog’s owner. The dog, named Camboui, was shot five times after having been tied up and killed at close range. The dog’s owner has been suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. The couple took the dog to a remote area and both took turns filming the egregious deed. The owner then shot her dog multiple times with the rifle. In one of three videos, Heng could be heard stating:
“Let me hit him once!”
The owner then dragged her dog’s body away from the tree and buried him in a shallow grave.
A Facebook page titled Justice for Cam shows the disturbing videos, and according to the moderators of the page, explain the disturbing situation as follows:
“A lot of people are getting upset that this video is posted here. You do not have to click play and watch it but let me clarify something. Marinna Rollins is trying to claim that the dog was sick and suffering and that she did this out of Mercy. The video has been shared, to prove otherwise, because we don’t want her to get off easy for the crime she committed. This was clearly not mercy. The videos are also labelled as graphic.”
“As graphic as the videos are, they tell Camboui’s story, that he was unable to do. Many people thought he was going to a new home, and family. These videos prove otherwise, that he was brought out to a wooded area, shot multiple times, and then beaten and dragged to a shallow grave. Like a piece of trash, not a well taken care of ESA. His body is still out there, somewhere in those NC woods.”
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Cumberland County Animal Control investigated the shooting. The dog’s owner has not been identified by authorities, nor has she been arrested or charged as of this time.
Heng’s bail was set at $5,000.
(Photos of veteran’s emotional support dog and Heng via Facebook -Justice for Cam)
One of the videos can be viewed here. Please understand the videos are graphic and extremely disturbing.
Rest in peace Camboui