Cat found shot, hanging on fence in CLE Hts

Posted at 5:48 AM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-29 05:48:21-04

Two people are facing charges after a cat was found shot to death and hanging from a fence by a shoelace in Cleveland Heights last week.

Police said they were called to the 3000 block of Desota Avenue where a woman reported hearing shots fired.

When police arrived, more shots were heard in the area. Police then found a tan cat hanging from a fence by a black shoelace. Police said the cat had clearly been shot and was dead on arrival. 

A man at the scene, identified as Corey Duncan, 25, was questioned by police. Police said several spent bullet casings were found as well as a box of unused ammunition in the back of a Jeep, which was registered to Duncan's mother. The vehicle was towed and Duncan was arrested. 

Police said another man who was in the area, Justin Irvin, was also questioned by police. His statement was taken and he was released. 

Duncan was charged with a weapons offense. A warrant was issued for Irvin's arrest related to an Animal Cruelty charge. 

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