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.


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