Crime

Family's dog shot and killed in backyard; Crime Stoppers offering reward

EL PASO, Texas - Police are looking for the person or people who shot and killed a dog Friday.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify those responsible.

A Las Cruces resident who lives on the 4400 block of Los Arboles Court returned home at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 9th to find his 9-year-old Mini-Schnauzer dead in the backyard.

An investigation revealed the dog had been shot with either a small caliber gun or airgun, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip by text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.


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