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Man charged with killing dog (updated)

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A 78-year-old man has been charged in connection with shooting and killing a dog in Limassol, police said on Wednesday.

The incident took place on Tuesday in front of owner.

He had taken his four dogs for training and was preparing to leave when he heard a gunshot and his dog crying.

The owner told police that he turned around and saw the 78-year-old shoot the dog for the second time.

Police went to the suspect’s home where they found and seized two hunting shotguns and two spent cartridges.

According to police, the man claimed that the dog had attacked and killed his cat and that was the reason he shot it.

He was arrested and taken to the Kalo Horio police station where he was charged in writing and released.



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