Police seek shooter who opened fire on 12-year-old boy and his dog

Published 2:51 pm Monday, December 12, 2022

The investigation into the shooting of a 12-year-old boy and the shooting death of the boy’s dog continued Monday, police said.

Mobile police said they are looking for the shooter who opened fire on the boy and his small dog Saturday evening.

Police said the 12-year-old boy was taking out the trash at his home when his small dog managed to escape the house and run down the street.

“The victim ran down the street, attempting to recover his dog,” police said in a statement. “The dog began chasing an unknown male. After a short chase, the dog stopped and turned around towards home. At that time the subject fired multiple shots striking the dog and the victim.”

The dog died as a result of the shooting and the 12-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The police ask that anyone with information about the suspect, please contact the Mobile police with anonymous tips called in or texted to 844-251-0644.