HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A High Point man is speaking out about the death of his own dog after watching a FOX8 story about a woman searching for answers in the death of her dog.
Anna King, of Trinity, lost her dog Tyson this past weekend. It was found dead, believed to be shot.
Both dogs were found along Interstate 85 Business near High Point.
“I do think it's kind of odd that both dogs ended up like that less than a mile two miles, one exit apart,” said Cody Locklear.
Locklear owned his dog Hambone for five years. He said the day before Christmas his dog darted off for no reason. The dog was later found with no broken bones or other injuries just a bullet wound.
“It went in his back hip, up his backbone and stopped in his back shoulder blade,” said Locklear, who concluded the dog was shot while he was running away from whoever pulled the trigger. “For his life to get taken the way it did is absolutely horrible. It’s not right.”
Locklear found his dog near the highway and Green Drive. He said the dog’s head was lying on the white line of the road making it look as if the dog had been run over.
Hambone’s owner said the dog was more than just man’s best friend.
“He was a family member. Anybody that would help me work knows that you have to share the truck with Hambone,” said Locklear.
Locklear filed a police report with High Point but added there was little they could do other than search the area for evidence of a shooter.
Even though the case may be cold, Locklear hopes telling his story will prompt someone to remember a strange car on Business 85 in the last few weeks that could help both bring closure to him and King.
“This isn't just a coincidence,” said Locklear. “This is someone out doing this and any information that me or Anna can get would help.”