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Police issue warrants for suspected dog shooter


An unnamed one to two-year-old German Shepherd was brought into the Lucas Canine Care and Control with a bullet wound.

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Toledo police have issued warrants for a 25-year-old Toledo man who they believe shot a stray German shepherd earlier this week.

Marcus L. Crawford, of 841 Lucas St., faces one count each of cruelty to animals, discharging a firearm, having a weapon under disability, and carrying a concealed weapon. He is not yet in police custody.

The black-and-tan female, estimated at 1 to 2 years old and now called June, was seen resting on a porch in the 900 block of Clark Street before she was shot in the right shoulder just before noon Monday. The bullet struck her humerus bone and ricocheted down to the radius, shattering that bone, too.

June was cared for at the Lucas County Canine Care & Control during a required three-day stray hold to see if anyone would claim ownership of her. She is slated to have surgery Friday at West Toledo Animal Hospital to amputate her damaged leg, after which she will be transferred to the care of Planned Pethood for her recovery and future adoption.

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