NC man running away from deputies shoots dog
DURHAM, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of shooting a dog while running away from authorities during a traffic stop, WTVD reports.
It happened in Durham on Wednesday when deputies pulled over a vehicle and a passenger inside got out and fled the scene.
While running away, investigators believe 22-year-old Shermaine Maurice Hammond shot the animal.
The dog was seriously injured, according to officials.
Authorities said the Durham County Sheriff’s Office then called a K-9 unit to find Hammond.
He was taken into custody, but charges are still pending at this time.
The vehicle’s driver, Reginald Lee McCallum – who stayed with his vehicle at the traffic stop – was cited for speeding and released.