Waco Man Arrested for Shooting Neighbor's Dog

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jul 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-03 00:25:37-04

A Waco man is charged with animal cruelty after shooting his neighbors rat terrier with a pellet gun.

Gary Don Williams was arrested July 2 for the incident.

On May 12, Williams allegedly shot the dog three times.

Williams told officers at the time that he thought he was shooting at a cat that had been upsetting his pit bulls in the back yard.

It is illegal to injure a common non-livestock animal that would could have an owner in a residential neighborhood in the state of Texas.