After allegedly shooting six dogs with his hunting rifle, a sixty-one year-old man was arrested by the Civil Guard.
Owner claimed that his dog had been shotgun-shot in El Arquillo, in the municipality Jete. The death could have occurred on June 16, which was the date the animal vanished. .
The Motril Civil Guard's Seprona patrol took over the investigation and performed an ocular examination at the site where the dog was found. Researchers found four 12-gauge hunting shotgun ammunitions near the animal, as well as two additional cartridges about twenty meters away.
Seprona agents discovered that the suspect was carrying a hunting gun at the scene. The suspect has admitted that he was present, but denied having fired the shot.
The Civil Guard has learned that the subject of the investigation is the owner two 12-gauge hunting shotshotguns. The Civil Guard has seized both shotguns and sent them along with the cartridges, together with the dog, to the Civil Guard Criminalistics Service Laboratory to determine if they were fired with those weapons.