Springfield man arrested after allegedly killing dog

The suspect also faces drug charges

Edwin Harrison of Springfield, Mass. was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a dog. November 18, 2016. (Image Courtesy: Springfield Police Department)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police arrested 37-year old Edwin Harrison of Springfield, late Friday afternoon, for allegedly shooting and killing a dog after a fight.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that two men got into a heated argument on Fort Pleasant Avenue, around 4:00 p.m. Friday. At some point, shots were fired, and a Jack Russell Terrier-mix was killed.

When police arrived, Harrison ran away. Sgt. Delaney said officer arrested Harrison on Belmont Avenue and recovered a 22 caliber handgun, which he allegedly attempted to throw away.

Amina lovers are outraged by this crime. “I was watching the news and I had tears coming down my face,” said Vicki Makuch of Chicopee. “I was devastated that somebody could actually do that to an animal. I mean it’s just un-expletively horrible.”

Harrison is being held at the Springfield Police Department, with the following charges:

  • Killing a Domestic Animal
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID
  • Discharging Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling
  • Carrying Firearm with Prior Felony
  • Receiving Stolen Firearm
  • Resisting Arrest

Springfield Police Lt. Mark Rolland told 22News police allegedly found 46 bags of heroin, crack, and powder cocaine on Harrison. He’ll face drug possession charges in addition to killing an animal and resisting arrest.

Harrison will be arraigned in Springfield District Court on Monday.

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