Police: Man shoots, kills neighbor’s dog in southeast Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin man is facing charges after police say he killed his neighbor’s dog on Friday in southeast Austin, according to court documents.

Arrest paperwork says Dakota Profitt, 25, was outside his home in the 5400 block of Lark Creek Drive near Stassney Lane and Nuckols Crossing Road.

Profitt’s neighbor told police that their two dogs got into a fight earlier in the day.

While the neighbor was outside treating his dog, Profitt came up and screamed that he would kill the animal if he got out again.

That’s when Profitt shot the ground, and then the neighbor says he shot the dog, court documents say.

Profitt got into a vehicle and left the scene after the shooting.

The dog died shortly after officers arrived on the scene. While officers were investigating, Profitt returned home and police arrested him.

Profitt is charged with Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals, a 3rd Degree Felony. His bond was set at $7,500.

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