Man faces charges over killing girl’s puppy as she watched

Published 2:02 pm Friday, March 1, 2019

A central Mississippi man faces animal cruelty charges after police say he shot an eight-month-old puppy.

WLBT-TV reports 67-year-old Larry Allred was charged after shooting the dog on Wednesday in Terry.

Hinds County sheriff’s deputies say the dog crossed the street onto Allred’s property. A sheriff’s report says Allred called the dog’s owners to come get it, but shot it before they retrieved it.

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Kaylee Wilkerson says she was close to retrieving the shepherd mix when Allred shot it in the head. The 12-year-old says she saw the last breaths of the dog, named Bae Bae.

The dog was given to 15-year-old Lexi Wilkerson for her birthday last year. Lexi Wilkerson says when she arrived, she thought the dog was still alive because its tail was still moving.