CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - A 31-year-old man faces charges of animal cruelty and other offenses after police say he fatally shot a dog at a Connecticut condominium complex as its owners tried to catch it. Jessica Aurilio of Cromwell tells WTNH that her boyfriend's 1-year-old German shorthaired pointer Ally jumped a gate to chase a bird Sunday morning. As she and her boyfriend ran after the dog, Aurilio says a man pulled out a gun and shot the dog with two children present. Police say Bardsley Monfilston was charged Sunday with unlawful discharge of a firearm, animal cruelty and two counts of child endangerment. He was released on $10,000 bond. It was unclear if he has a lawyer to comment.

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