DALLAS -- Police arrested a man Thursday who allegedly slapped his girlfriend while keeping her confined in his car, then shot a dog in the face.
According to police, at about 4:30 p.m., they received an active shooter call in the 1300 block of Grant Street. Witnesses told them the suspect, 25-year-old Zackery Mitchell, was in an argument inside a residence when he pulled out a gun and shot the family dog in the snout.
Witnesses said they saw the woman sitting in Mitchell's car with blood on her face before the suspect fled with his girlfriend still in the car.
Officers tracked down Mitchell's vehicle in the 4900 block of Wadsworth and performed a traffic stop, but only found the suspect's girlfriend in the car. She told them that Mitchell had earlier slapped her while they were on the way to the Grant Street residence, and that he had stopped the vehicle and fled on foot.
Later, a SWAT team served an arrest warrant on Mitchell in the 2300 block of Mouser Street. He was charged with aggravated kidnapping, cruelty to animals, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
At last report, the dog was in stable condition, police said.
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