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Police say a 7-week-old puppy was shot, killed at an Ohio home by robbers posing as dog buyers

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Posted at 12:21 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 13:02:02-04

COLUMBUS — A Columbus man and a 16-year-old were arrested and charged after they allegedly shot and killed a 7-week-old puppy during a robbery, according to our media partners at The Columbus Dispatch.

Patrick Agee, 22, is charged with aggravated robbery and abuse of an animal. The 16-year-old involved is charged with aggravated robbery, robbery, receiving stolen property, illegal possession of a gun, abuse of a companion animal and tampering with evidence.

On May 7, a woman said two people had come to her home wanting to buy her pit bull puppy. The 22-year-old and the teen allegedly pulled out their guns and demanded money, according to the Dispatch.

During the robbery, police say the teen pistol-whipped the woman. Agee is accused of dragging her through the home by her hair.

Cash and a gun were stolen from the home.

The teen is accused of shooting the puppy before he left, police said.