Couple arrested after dog shot, killed on Colorado street, police say

Police: Couple arrested after dog shot, killed on Colorado street

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A Colorado couple is behind bars after police said they shot and killed a dog on a Lakewood street earlier this month.

According to KDVR, Lakewood police on Thursday arrested 42-year-old Sean Andrews and 40-year-old Desiree Andrews, both of Arvada, on aggravated animal cruelty and weapons possession charges, authorities said. Desiree Andrews also faces a bond violation charge, the news outlet reported. They were both taken to the Jefferson County Jail, police said in a news release.

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The shooting occurred Aug. 1 near 12th Avenue and Teller Street, KDVR reported previously. Lakewood police received a report of gunfire about 7 a.m. and arrived to find a dead pit bull mix with bullet wounds.

Witnesses told investigators that a man and a woman parked a Chrysler 300 with Colorado tag 1681668 near the intersection and got out of the car, police wrote in a Facebook post Aug. 5.

“Witnesses say the two appeared to be arguing when they exited the vehicle, and the female shot the dog while the male struggled with it and held it down,” read the post, which included surveillance footage from the scene. “The two immediately returned to the car and fled the scene, leaving the dog.”

Lakewood Police Searching for Suspects in Dog Shooting

Lakewood Police Searching for Suspects in Dog Shooting: Detectives with the Lakewood Police Department are looking for two people who are suspected of shooting and killing a dog over the weekend. On August 1, 2020 at approximately 7:00 A.M., Lakewood Police responded to calls of shots fired near the intersection of 12th and Teller. When agents arrived, they found a dog who had died of apparent gunshot wounds. Witnesses at the scene reported seeing an adult male and adult female pull up and park near the intersection in a silver Chrysler 300. Witnesses say the two appeared to be arguing when they exited the vehicle and the female shot the dog while the male struggled with it and held it down. The two immediately returned to the car and fled the scene, leaving the dog. The female suspect is described as a White or Hispanic female with blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a black, long sleeve shirt and blue jeans. The male is described as a White or Hispanic male with black or dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans with white shoes. They left in a silver Chrysler 300 with silver rims. If anyone has any information on this case, they are asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867) and reference LPD case LK20-027899. You can also call and leave a message on the Lakewood Police tip line at 303-763-6800.

Posted by Lakewood Police Department on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Police are still looking for the vehicle seen in the video. If you have information about the shooting or the couple's car, call Lakewood police at 303-980-7300.

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