Aaron Willis, 43, allegedly shot the Cane Corso within the face from point-blank vary whereas he was concerned in a verbal altercation along with his girlfriend Thursday.
YORK, Pa. — Northern York County Regional Police have charged a 43-year-old York man with animal cruelty and reckless endangerment after he allegedly shot his girlfriend’s canine within the face throughout a home dispute Thursday.
Aaron G. Willis, of the 2300 block of Woodmont Drive, was “extremely intoxicated” on the time of the incident, which occurred round 1 a.m. in his residence, based on police.
Officers have been dispatched to the scene following a name from Willis’ girlfriend, who accused him of taking pictures the canine, which sustained a gunshot wound to its snout and was critically injured, police say.
Willis allegedly claimed the canine attacked him whereas he was arguing along with his girlfriend, and he shot it in self-defense, based on police.
His girlfriend mentioned Willis shot the canine as a result of he was having problem trimming the animal’s nails. She advised police Willis hit the canine a number of occasions earlier than stating he was “drained” of the animal. Willis then went to his gun protected and retrieved a firearm, she claimed.
Willis then got here down the steps towards the canine, his girlfriend advised police. At that time, she mentioned, she started recording him on her cellphone.
Police say they noticed the video, which confirmed Willis within the kitchen of his residence, holding a baseball bat in a single hand and a handgun within the different. Willis is seen pulling aiming the weapon on the canine and pulling the set off, however the gun jammed, based on police.
The video recording stopped at that time, police say.
Willis’ girlfriend reported that he then cleared the weapon and fired, hitting the male Cane Corso from “point-blank” vary, police say. The lady fled from the residence and known as 911, based on police.
Willis was taken into custody and arraigned on two counts of cruelty to animals and one rely of recklessly endangering one other particular person.
There was no phrase from police on the situation of the canine.