Two arrested after dog gets shot in the leg

Two arrested after dog gets shot in the leg

EL CENTRO, Calif. – Two men were arrested after police found a dog that had been shot in the leg.

Officers say Saul Montoya, 26, is suspected of shooting a dog in the leg at an apartment complex near Brighton Avenue and Fifth Street.

Police were called out when the dog owner heard a loud bang and thought someone had shot their dog with a pellet gun.

When officers showed up at the scene Friday morning they arrested Pablo Dominguez, 22, who was carrying a bullet casing and a loaded handgun. Detectives kept investigating and later found Montoya inside the apartment complex where the dog was shot.

Montoya was charged with animal cruelty, felon in possession of a firearm and discharge of a firearm in public place. Dominguez was charged with possession of a loaded firearm in a public place and possession of a concealed firearm.

Officer say the dog was treated for its injuries at a local veterinarian and was returned to its owner the same day.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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