CONROE, Texas (CBSDFW) – He admitted to shooting his neighbor’s dog for defecating in his yard, now Rolf Meier, 76, is behind bars facing an animal cruelty charge.
The shooting happened in the 1500 block of Queen Elizabeth Court in Montgomery County.READ MORE: Cameron Lavon Stephens, 18, Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting Of Arlington Teen At Hurricane Harbor
Meier’s neighbors told deputies that they found their black labrador retriever with a gunshot wound in their driveway. The owner said prior to finding his pet, he and a witness heard what they thought was a gunshot nearby. When the owner approached the injured animal, he was met by Meier, who admitted shooting the dog. Meier said he shot him for defecating in his yard.READ MORE: Austin Police Arrest, Charge 19-Year-Old With Murder For 6th Street Mass Shooting
As the dog’s owner was trying to get him to the veterinarian, the animal died.
A necropsy later determined the dog died as a result of the gunshot.MORE NEWS: Vice President Harris On Her Way To Texas For Visit To US-Mexico Border
Meier is currently at the Montgomery County Jail on a $3,000 bond.