SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A Suffolk man has been charged with animal cruelty after police say he shot a pit bull Monday.
Police were called to the 6100 block of Brookwood Dr. for reports of a person with a gun in the area.
When officers arrived the dog's owner told them that Keenan Moody, 18, shot his pit bull.
Moody was arrested and charged with animal cruelty, shooting in a public place, and reckless handling of a firearm, according to a city spokeswoman.
"He's not a harmful dog, he doesn't harm anybody," owner Duana Owens said. "[When] anybody comes over, he jumps on them just to play with them, everybody knows that about him, he's not a vicious dog."
The dog survived the shooting and was taken to an emergency vet where it was treated for shoulder and leg injuries.
Norfolk Police are investigating the cause of death for male found unconscious on the beach.
A North Carolina man was arrested in Suffolk Saturday morning, accused of raping a woman he knew.
Two people are seriously injured after a four-vehicle crash in Suffolk Monday night.