A 17-year-old Virginia teen will be tried as an adult for allegedly breaking into a police officer’s house and shooting his dog. The teen’s arrest warrant states that the boy wanted to intimate another teen who was communicating with his girlfriend. Zulu, the officer’s dog, is expected to make a complete recovery.
Virginia Teen Wanted to Intimidate Rival
According to court documents, a 17-year-old teen has been arrested and will be trialed as an adult, after being charged with animal cruelty, conspiracy, and animal abuse. The teen, whose name has yet to be released, as he’s held at a juvenile delinquency center, is accused of wanting to kill his love rival.
The Virginia teen’s arrest warrant suggests that the individual learned that his girlfriend has been communicating with another teen. Overcame with jealousy, the teen planned to exert his revenge on the girl’s ‘secret lover.’
On the 17th of December, after learning where his rival lives, the Virginia teen and one of his friends, went to his house armed to the teeth. According to the officers, at that time, the teen was living with his cousin, Jerome Scurry, who’s a police officer.
Upon arriving at the house, the Virginia teen broke down the door and barged into the house brandishing their weapons. Scurry grabbed his service gun and went to confront the house invaders, but, according to the officer, Zulu, the man’s pit bull, went past him to the front door.
According to Scurry, when he arrived, he saw Zulu trying to wrestle down the Virginia teen, who opened fire on the police dog, wounding him in the leg. Following the shooting, both teens were arrested, and Zulu rushed to the vet for emergency surgery.
The dog was treated for gunshot injury and is expected to make a complete recovery.
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