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Man accused of shooting homeless person’s dog in Morganton

Man accused of shooting homeless person’s dog in Morganton

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MORGANTON — Police are asking for help identifying a man accused of shooting a homeless person’s dog Sunday.

The dog, DJ, was with his owner at Jerry’s Neighborhood Store on East Meeting Street when police said the man walked up to the pair and shot DJ at about 2:26 p.m., according to a post from the Morganton Department of Public Safety.

DJ died from the gunshot wounds, the department said.

The motive for the shooting was unknown.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to email or call Morganton/Burke Crimestoppers at 828-437-3333. The identity of anyone who provides information will be kept confidential.

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