Man accused of shooting dog

Published: May. 9, 2018 at 6:37 PM EDT
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A Lansing man was arraigned Wednesday accused of shooting and killing a dog on the city's south side.

Cory Williams is charged with one felony count of killing or torturing an animal, and two weapons charges. Police said Williams admitted to killing a dog around 4 PM yesterday on Sommerset Dr.

Neighbors told us five dogs were running around after escaping their owner's fenced-in backyard.

They say the dogs simply ran into Williams' yard and there was no threat.

Wednesday many neighbors told us they are still shaken up about what they witnessed last night.

"Put a knot in my stomach, he could've avoided it, he could've gone inside the house and avoided it, I didn't hear a disturbance so I can't see why he did what he did," said John Kelly, neighbor.

"Because it was a pit bull and it was walking around, it fell into a stereotype that it's a vicious pitbull it's out, it's going to hurt someone, so somebody shot it and it's just wrong," Payton Coulter, neighbor.

The dog that was killed was a gift given to the owner by her grandmother that had passed away.

The owners did not want to speak on camera at this time.

Williams is due back in court next week, we will keep you updated.

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