Following a lead on a dog who was shot and left for dead earlier this month, IMPD officers found the burned body of a second dog Tuesday on the near-north side.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Following a lead on a dog who was shot and left for dead earlier this month, IMPD officers found the burned body of a second dog Tuesday on the near-north side.
IMPD and animal control officers executed a search warrant at 7 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 600 block of Udell Street, near the intersection of Dr. MLK Jr. and 29th streets.
The warrant was precipitated by a report about suspected dog abuse at the address in connection to the dog, now named “Winks,” who was rescued by an IMPD officer’s family earlier this month.
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Police learned that the actual shooting of Winks may have occurred on the porch of the Udell Street home, and that a second dog may have been burned in the backyard.
Upon arrival, police reported locating the body of a deceased dog which had been doused in gasoline and burned in the home’s backyard.
They also located firearms and “a large amount of marijuana” at the home, along with a pit bull puppy, who was removed from the residence by animal control.
IMPD detained three adults at the home, but no arrests were made. The case was referred to narcotics detectives and charges were reportedly pending.
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