Acting Chief of Police
15 St. Paul St.
Blackstone, MA 01504
For Immediate Release
Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Blackstone Police Charge Teen for Shooting and Killing Cat with Arrow
BLACKSTONE — Acting Chief Gregory Gilmore reports that the Blackstone Police Department is charging a juvenile for allegedly shooting and killing a cat with an arrow.
A 17-YEAR-OLD MALE, OF BLACKSTONE, is charged with:
- Kill/Maim/Poison an Animal (Felony)
- Damaging Personal Property (Felony)
- Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling (Misdemeanor)
- Discharging a Firearm Near a Highway (Misdemeanor)
He will be summonsed to Milford Juvenile Court at a later date.
On Aug. 1, Blackstone Police learned that a cat had been shot by an arrow on Old Mendon Street. It later died due to its injuries.
To help identify the suspect, Blackstone Police partnered with an individual, who wishes to remain anonymous, to provide a $500 cash reward to anyone who could help police identify and apprehend the person responsible.
At about 10 a.m. today, after receiving several tips from residents, Blackstone Police executed a search warrant at the 17-YEAR-OLD MALE’S home, which is located not far from where the incident occurred. Police discovered a bow and several arrows matching the one that killed the cat.
“I want to commend Blackstone Police and the Blackstone Valley Drug & Anti Crime Task Force for their dedication to this case,” Chief Gilmore said. “Through the public’s assistance, we were able to identify, locate and bring this individual to justice.”