Police: Man suspected of shooting at stray cat

A Lafayette, Ind. man allegedly shooting at a stray cat is arrested when the bullet strikes a nearby home.

Deputies responded to the Hunters Crest Subdivision, near County Road 450 South and Concord Road, around 4:30 a.m. Monday.

During the course of the investigation, deputies documented apparent bullet damage to a nearby home.

Deputies returned Tuesday to question neighborhood resident Derek J. Rector, 24 of Lafayette, Ind.

Deputies arrested Rector for allegedly shooting a firearm into an inhabited dwelling. He has been preliminarily charged with C Felony Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon.

A resident was home at the time of the incident but there were no injuries.


2 Comments to “Police: Man suspected of shooting at stray cat”

    ICARE said:
    January 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    and the problem is?????????? he missed! jeez, give em a break dem cats is small!

    Linda M. said:
    January 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    The authorities should let the homeowners (or the cat) try shooting him in the nuts, but they'd need a bigger target. Scum.