Pasadena Man Shoots and Kills Girlfriend’s Dog Inside Home
Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said that a man shot and killed his girlfriend’s dog after a dispute on Saturday night in Pasadena. The event took place in the 700 block of 224th Street. The man, identified as Clint Matthew Mowry, 33, of Pasadena, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and reckless endangerment, the report said.
According to police, they got a call about a man who had just shot a dog. Initially, the victim didn’t know whether the man remained in the home or the condition of the animal. When police got to the scene, they found the man in the front yard. He was taken into custody.
Police then entered the home and found a small, mixed-breed dog in the kitchen. He was dead from an apparent gunshot wound, the report said.
Police learned that the dog had recently been adopted. The dog allegedly nipped at Mowry who “became enraged and retrieved a handgun,” Mulcahy said. Then the girlfriend tried to leave with the dog, but Mowry chased the animal into the kitchen and shot it.
Under the Maryland criminal code, animal cruelty is a felony crime punishable by a maximum penalty of three years in jail or a find not to exceed $5,000 (or both). Reckless endangerment is a misdemeanor crime punishable by jail term not exceeding five years or a $5,000 fine (or both).
An arrest is not a finding of guilt.