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Dog shot, killed during Winston-Salem home break-in

Sutra (Family photo)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police are investigating after a dog was shot and killed during a home break-in, according to a news release.

On Monday at 3:19 p.m., officers came to a home in the 3100 block of Sides Road after a report of a break-in.

Officers found a deceased Rottweiler that belonged to the homeowner. The dog had been shot several times and police believe the dog was killed by the suspect or suspects, the release said.

The dog’s owner told FOX8 her 10-year-old Rottweiler named Sutra was everything to her and said the dog was probably “doing a dog’s duty” guarding the home.

No personal items were taken during the break-in.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.