11 year old shoots neighbor's dog

Posted by Terry Alexander - email

SPOTSYLVANIA, VA (WWBT) - An 11 year old boy is charged with animal cruelty and weapons offenses because police say he shot his neighbor's dog.

Authorities in Spotsylvania say the boy opened fire on the animal with a stolen rifle because he thought the dog barked too much.

The German shepherd mix was treated at an animal hospital and released.

The boy is now in juvenile detention.

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