Man arrested for shooting elderly dog

Man accused of shooting elderly dog in a gutter has been arrested

A California man, accused of shooting an elderly dog and leaving the body in a La Mirada gutter, has been arrested. As reported by Fox 5 News, the police have arrested 23-year-old Shane Dubyak, of Lakewood, for Sunday’s fatal shooting.

The arrest came after the authorities received tips from the public. The police spotted Dubyak in Artesia on Friday; the man fled when the authorities attempted to pull him over. The man was apprehended shortly after exiting his vehicle and attempting to run away.

The crime

Details from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department News Release

The initial incident started when a witness saw a male Hispanic (later identified as Suspect Dubyak) exit the passenger side of a white vehicle near the 16400 block of Phoebe Ave; an industrial area of La Mirada. The witness added he saw Suspect Dubyak place an object on the ground near the gutter, which was immediately followed by two gunshots. Suspect Dubyak re-entered the vehicle and it drove south on Phoebe Avenue, east on Firestone Boulevard and out of view. The vehicle was being driven by a female Hispanic.

After the vehicle left the location, the witness looked for the object from the gutter, and found it to be a dog that died from multiple gunshot wounds. Norwalk station deputies responded, and with the help of station detectives, they recovered video surveillance of the incident.

The charges

Dubyak was booked on suspicion of felony cruelty to animals, evading arrest and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

(Stock image via Pixabay)

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