Man appears for shooting dog

2012-12-19 16:14

Johannesburg - A man accused of shooting a barking dog appeared in the King William's Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, police said.

Spokesperson Siphokazi Mawisa said 34-year-old Lucas Merine was arrested in a house in Sweetwaters on Monday after he shot the dog and pointed a firearm at its owner.

He was charged with attempted murder, discharging a firearm in a municipal area, pointing a firearm, and handling it while under the influence of alcohol.

Bail was fixed at R500 but he was unable to pay it.

The case was postponed to 6 February.

The dog survived the shooting, Mawisa said.

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