EAST COCALICO TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — A family’s dog has died after being shot in the early morning hours of October 19 at a residence in the 1st block of Main Street in Denver Borough, according to East Cocalico Township Police.

According to police, a 63-year-old Mark Teague allegedly shot and killed his dog before being taken into custody and brought to the hospital for evaluation.

There were two family members inside the residence when the shooting happened. Neither of them were injured, police said.

Teague is now facing charges for aggravated animal cruelty and prohibited discharge of a firearm. He was arraigned and released in lieu of $15,000 bail, online court documents show.

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