Houston man accused of shooting child’s dog in front of her

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A Houston man has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty after authorities contend he shot and killed a young puppy on Wednesday afternoon a 14-year-old girl had been walking. Investigators said the youngster had been walking the dog on a leash to an empty lot near her home.

According to AbcNews13, McCoy Holcomb, 72, walked up to the child and mumbled something about being on his grass. He then pulled out a gun and shot the puppy four times. Holcomb told the child to “go get the other dogs” and he would “finish them off too.”

The dog named Lopso had been a part of the family since birth. The teen is devastated and said she has had problems with Holcomb in the past and made it a special point not to go anywhere near the man’s lawn. Where Lopso was being walked was not on Holcomb’s property, the teen stated.

Holcomb faces felony cruelty charges and bond was set at $50,000.

Rest in peace Lopso.

(Photos of Houston man and Lopso screenshots via AbcNews)

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25 replies
  1. maxiemom says:

    Vicious old bastard! Hope they lock you up for the absolute maximum amount of time possible: all of those men in prison aren’t going to appreciate a filthy old scumbag who murdered a little girl’s puppy. You’d be toast.

  2. jeanette says:

    good grief, if I had a dollar for every time, my neighbor or some stray dog pooped on my lawn, I would be rich. just pick up the poop. that poor dog and child, how cruel of him to do such a thing. give him one year at a shelter, picking up dog poop.

    • Lori says:

      please don’t show your ignorance by talking…. …that POS has nothing WHATSOEVER to do with anything that the NRA has to stand for.
      If you feel the need to comment…. having some clue about the subject is usually a good thing… just fyi. If you don’t- you come across looking extremely ignorant- like you just did.

  3. Mary Ann Clark says:

    Just make the world a safer place and put this horrible excuse of a human being in front of a firing squad and shoot until he is positively dead!

  4. PAMELA D says:

    POS bastard hope somebody shoots this low life in the head. Somebody needs to finish this scumbag off instead of him telling the girl he would finish the rest of the dogs. I would like to find this bastard.

  5. PAMELA D says:

    This is a sorry sick fucked up subhuman who deserves to get the rest of his short life in misery. What a low life POS and I hope his day comes now and his POS wife and kids. This is a evil cold hearted asshole and I hope somebody beats him to death.

  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    And then we wonder why the children of today are the way they are. I suppose she is supposed to respect her “elder”, a gun toting 2nd amendment POS that kills puppies no where near his property. I pray for this young girl witnessing the murder of her puppy at the hands of this monster. I nope and pray they put this POS away for a long time!

  7. Adrienne says:

    This disgusting man should be shot in the face multiple times and let him bleed to death. What a scum and evil thing living among people. Shot the dog 4 times and he deserves nothing less. Do away with him. he is a threat and danger to his neighbors,community and this country.Creatures like this should be locked away for life. Rest in peace poor Lopso.Just hope this girl is alright after seeing this monster do what he did to her dog.

  8. vicki hood says:

    What a disgrace to the neighborhood and Houston McCoy Holcomb is. I hope he gets a very long prison sentence. It wasn’t only that poor innocent dog but the mental anguish of that young teen girl. When he is in prison i hope his house has to be sold for fines and counseling for the teen. I hope Bubba is near as well. Hope Holcomb house disintegrates the same time he is rotting so he can never live there again.

  9. Donna L Hawkins says:

    This sick , twisted POS needs to be locked up for the rest of his wretched life!! What a cruel vicious thing to do ! Who knows what else he’s done!

  10. Theresa says:

    I hope the fucking piece of shit when he’s released from prison someone goes up to him and shoots him right in the fucking head die you fucking scumbag

  11. Red says:

    This sick old monster needs to be locked up and NEVER released until his vile body croaks…hopefully in a very dark, deep, hole….. where he can spend his eternity burning in hell. Vile old beast!


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