Police: Teen breaks into Muncie home, shoots dog 3 times

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MUNCIE, Ind. (August 4, 2014) – A teenager broke into a Muncie home and shot a dog three times, police say.

Christopher Dent, 19, was arrested last Thursday around 8:30 p.m. on preliminary charges of burglary while armed with a deadly weapon and animal cruelty.

According to The Star Press, Dent along with two other accomplices broke into a home in the 2100 block of South Monroe Street on June 22.

Dent used a .380-caliber handgun to shoot a young pit bull, and according to one account that dog was trying to hide under a bed.

The Star Press reported that police found found the pit bull “bleeding severely” when they arrived at the scene, and the dog was taken to an animal hospital.

One of the other suspects in the break-in told authorities that the pit bull had not been aggressive when they entered the home.

As of Sunday, Dent is being held under $25,000 bond at the Delaware County Jail.

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