Man kills dog then threatens owner
HUNTINGTON -- Authorities are looking for a man who allegedly shot a pet dog then threatened to kill its owner Tuesday night.
According to a report from the Cabell County Sheriff's Office, a 37-year-old Huntington man reported a man came to his house in the 1100 block of Norway Avenue just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, shot his dog and then pistol whipped him.
The victim told investigators he willingly let the man in his home, as he said he and his wife used to sell drugs for him. Once inside, the man asked the victim for $800, which he claimed was owed to him.
The victim told the man he didn't have the money, and the man then pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun with a long magazine and shot the victim's 8-month-old American Staffordshire Terrier in the neck, killing it as it sat in a chair in the living room, according to the report. The attacker then said, "Now you see I'm serious, I should shoot you."
The attacker then struck the victim in the forehead with the gun, causing a small cut. The victim grabbed a baseball bat and acted like he was going to hit the man with it, but instead the attacker left in a gold Oldsmobile Delta.
The victim said he believed the incident happened because the couple doesn't sell drugs for the suspect anymore and refuse to sell for him, according to the report.
The victim reported the man goes by the alias "Gretch." He is described as being black, about 6-feet-tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt, khaki shorts and Jordan shoes when the alleged incident occurred.
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