DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man is facing an attempted murder charge after he fired shots into an occupied apartment and hit a dog in the crossfire.
Des Moines Police said the 21-year-old gunman missed his intended target — a 19-year-old man — in the shooting. The dog was taken to an emergency veterinary hospital but wasn't expected to survive the shooting.
The gunfire was reported shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday at the Des Moines apartment complex. The suspect was arrested after a short foot pursuit.
Witnesses told police that the suspect and the 19-year-old had an argument before the shooting.
Police said officers found a substantial amount of narcotics during the investigation, but they didn't provide details about where the drugs were found.
The woman initially told officers the cat had bitten her while she was showering and that she stabbed it in self defense, police said. But there were inconsistencies in her story, and after questioning, she changed her explanation.