Homeless person’s dog shot and killed, NC cops say. Search underway for the shooter

A man walked up to a homeless person Sunday afternoon, pulled a gun and shot their dog in front of them, according to police in Morganton, North Carolina.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. near Jerry’s Neighborhood Store, Morganton Public Safety said Monday on Facebook, sharing pictures of the suspect and their vehicle.

Morganton police say this man is suspected of shooting a homeless person’s dog Sunday afternoon.

Morganton police say this man is suspected of shooting a homeless person’s dog Sunday afternoon.

Morganton police say this man is suspected of shooting a homeless person’s dog Sunday afternoon.

The dog, named “DJ,” was shot multiple times, according to police.

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“We are sad to report that DJ died as a result of the gunshot wounds,” MPD said. “Any assistance from the public in identifying the suspect would be kept confidential.”

The suspect was seen in this vehicle.

The suspect was seen in this vehicle.

The suspect was seen in this vehicle.

A motive has not yet been determined for the shooting.

Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is encouraged to email [email protected], or call Morganton Crime Stoppers at 828-437-3333.

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