Milwaukee Man Allegedly Fatally Shot his Dog because it was Sick

A local convicted felon is accused of fatally shot his dog because it was sick with parasites.

According to the criminal complaint, Marcus Evans is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and mistreatment of animals.

Evans previously was convicted of armed robbery and second degree recklessly endangering safety.

On January 31, Milwaukee Police responded to a shot spotter call in the 2900 block of North 26th Street.

Footprints were found leading from the deceased dog to Marcus Evans.

Officers recovered a leash and dog collar from the pocket of his sweatshirt.

Evans allegedly admitted that he shot the dog because it was sick with parasites on the dog’s skin.

He allegedly told police he had not taken the dog to the veterinarian. Instead he tried to diagnose and treat the condition by performing online searches.

The defendant said that he wanted to surrender the dog but decided to shoot the dog instead. 

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