Monday, March 26, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA: Man accused of killing girlfriend’s dog during argument

A 29-year-old man was arrested Friday morning and is accused of killing his girlfriend’s dog during an argument.

According to police, Laron Jackson is charged with killing his girlfriend’s Shih Tzu outside her Centre Avenue apartment early Friday morning.

Jackson’s girlfriend, who wished to remain anonymous, said he showed up at the apartment around 4:30 a.m. She told police Jackson got violent with her and she ran outside to call police.

Authorities said the victim told officers that when she went back inside her apartment her dog was dead on the living room floor.

Police said they’re not sure how the dog was killed. They believe it was choked or kicked.

“He didn’t deserve that,” the victim said. “I loved him. He was my son. He was all I had.”

A police officer who was a former veterinarian technician tried to revive the dog, but was unsuccessful.

“There was a lot of commotion and a lot of banging. It was horrendous,” a neighbor said. “It was horrible to hear. She cared about that dog.”

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