The San Angelo Police Department recently arrested an individual who reportedly gunned down a dog and injured his owner. The suspect fled the scene but was apprehended later that day during a house search.
San Angelo Gunman Entered House with the Intent of Killing Dog
On Wednesday, several police officers with the San Angelo Police Department were summoned to a home near Volney and East 11th streets by a caller who said that an armed individual entered the house and shot the family’s dog.
The authorities arrived at the location at approximately 12:55 a.m. and discovered 45-year-old individual bleeding severely from a gunshot wound. Upon questioning the eyewitnesses, the officers learned that the armed suspect, who was acquainted with his victim, entered the house, and shot the family’s dog and the 45-year-old victim.
Allegedly, before fleeing the house, the suspect also threatened to kill a 41-year-old woman who witnessed the event. The man was transported to the hospital and received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
Upon interviewing all the witnesses, the authorities determined that the suspect fled on foot and was later sighted at the 1200th block of Volney street. After obtaining a house search warrant, the law enforcement officers entered the home of 35-year-old Efren L. Delatorre, believed to be the San Angelo gunman.
A search of the premises revealed a weapon and the ballistic exam determined that it was the same weapon used during the attack. Delatorre was booked into the Tom Green County jail, where he’s being held on a $50,000 bond.
Following the event, the San Angelo gunman has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Taking into account that the suspect gunned down the canine before wounding his acquaintance, he could also be charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal.
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