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Teen accused of shooting police officer's dog pleads guilty

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- A teen accused of accused of breaking into a Virginia Beach officer's home and shooting his dog pleaded guilty this week to several charges.

Dashaun Robinson was one of the suspects charged in the Dec. 17, 2017 break-in at a home on Gravenhurst Drive. The family chased them out, but police said one of the suspects shot the dog.

Prosecutors told a judge in February Robinson admitted to shooting the dog -- and said the teen went to the home to scare a romantic rival.

The dog, a pit bull named Zulu, underwent surgery following the incident.

A spokesperson for the Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney's Office told 10 On Your Side Robinson pleaded guilty to burglary, conspiracy, animal cruelty, discharge firearm in public place and possession of firearm by minor.

Robinson is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 19, 2019.


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