- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

HUNTINGTON, Texas (AP) - An East Texas teenager has been charged with opening fire and killing his family’s dogs when his mother refused to give him $20.

The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year-old Colton David Cook of Huntington faces misdemeanor animal cruelty charges.

Online jail records Wednesday did not list Cook as still being in custody or an attorney for him.

Deputies on Monday afternoon were summoned to the family’s home and arrested Cook. Investigators say Cook became upset when his mother refused to give him $20, he picked up a rifle and allegedly shot the family’s three pit bulldogs.

Authorities say two dogs were dead at the scene. The third dog was wounded and had to be euthanized.


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