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Burglar shoots two dogs, kills one

Published: Sat, August 31, 2013 @ 12:06 a.m.


A South Side man said someone broke into his home in the 700 block of East Judson Avenue Thursday afternoon and shot two of dogs, killing one.

Police were called to the home just after 4 p.m. and when they arrived, the homeowner’s girlfriend said her boyfriend had taken the wounded dog to a veterinarian. Police followed a series of blood spots to the kitchen, where they found a dead terrier lying on the floor in a pool of blood, and two 9mm shell casings.

Taken was a large screen television and a 9mm handgun. The master bedroom was also ransacked, reports said

The homeowner came back while police were there and said he’d left at 1 p.m. When he returned about 2:55 p.m he saw the back door open and that’s when he found the dogs that were shot. A third 9mm shell casing was found in the hallway, reports said.

The homeowner told police he could not provide a serial number for the gun because it was a gift from a friend. The gun was listed as stolen, reports said.

There was no word on if the other dog survived. The detective investigating the case could not be reached for comment Friday.

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