July 16, 2014 in City

Dog shot during home invasion robbery

By The Spokesman-Review
 
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A Boxer was shot and killed during a home invasion robbery on Spokane’s north side late Tuesday, but a man and an infant also in the home at the time were unharmed.

Police were called to the 100 block of East Hoffman Avenue just before 11 p.m. Tuesday. The resident reported that two armed, masked men had broken into his home, said police spokeswoman Monique Cotton.

“According to the victim, several shots were fired,” Cotton said. “The dog of the victim was shot and killed.”

A police dog attempted to track the two suspects but was unsuccessful. “It looks like only a few small items were taken,” Cotton said.

The victim was unable to provide a description of the two men other than they were wearing masks, Cotton said. Major Crimes detectives are investigating.

Police do not know whether the robbery was random, Cotton said. “We are looking into all scenarios at this point,” she said.

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service picked up the dog and will be holding it as evidence at the request of the police department, said SCRAPS director Nancy Hill.

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