- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The NYPD says a Queens man is accused of fatally slamming a Chihuahua to the ground.

Police say Carlos Hernandez has been charged with criminal mischief.

Officers responded to a Queens apartment Sunday night after receiving a 911 call of animal cruelty at the location.

Police say the suspect allegedly grabbed the small dog and slammed it to the ground, causing it to die.

They say he fled the scene but later turned himself in.

It wasn’t immediately known if Hernandez had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

The motive for the alleged crime was not immediately clear.

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