A man accused in a fatal shooting of a pet dog in Winnipeg has been charged.
The man, identified by his lawyer as Daniel Hirsch, 35, was arrested Tuesday night, Winnipeg police said in a news release.
The Winnipeg Humane Society says the dog, a three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier named Lucky, died Monday in the alley behind the dog park on the city’s west side.
The dog had been left in the back seat of the family’s pickup truck for nearly two months.
The animal’s owner, a retired social worker, told police she noticed her dog’s owner was acting strange on the morning of the shooting.
The owner said she did not call police because she feared she would get arrested, the news release said.
The woman said she called her neighbor on the street about the shooting, but she did so without answering the door.
Police found the dog’s body in the parking lot of a nearby building, police said.
Hirsch has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder, according to the release.