Docs: Man faces felony charges after shooting dog

Docs: Man faces felony charges after shooting dog

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A 27-year-old man is facing felony charges after he allegedly fired a rifle at a dog on Monday, April 1 in Sunland Park, and KTSM has obtained court documents that show what led up to the incident.

Man charged with extreme animal cruelty for allegedly shooting dog in Sunland Park

Carlos Gonzalez Martinez, 27, has been charged with extreme animal cruelty and shooting at a dwelling or occupied building with no bond.

According to court documents, two younger men who have been identified as I.R.M. and S.N. were at “The Wall” in Santa Teresa on Monday. The area is located off of Pete Domenici Highway and is often used for recreational purposes.

Court documents say both men were shooting their guns in the area, when Carlos Gonzalez Martinez, 27, joined them.

Court documents say after shooting their guns, Martinez asked I.R.M to give him a ride back to Sunland Park.

I.R.M. told police that he drove Martinez to Sam’s Smoke Shop and then drove him to a friend’s house.

I.R.M. told police that Martinez told him to park down the street once they arrived at the 200 block of Yucca Dr., according to court documents.

I.R.M. told police that he parked the vehicle and S.N. exited the vehicle with Martinez.

S.N. told police that Martinez “made him go with him and film him as he shot at the dogs”, according to court documents.

I.R.M. told police that while in the vehicle he heard a gunshot and both men ran back to the vehicle.

Court documents say at least one of the dogs suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and leg.

After the incident, Martinez pointed the firearm towards I.R.M. and told him to drive him home, according to court documents.

All three men then arrived at Martinez’s home and I.R.M. told police that he took a glock with him inside the home for protection, according to court documents.

I.R.M. told police that when he saw police lights outside the home he took the gun out of his pocket and placed it on the counter next to the front door.

I.R.M. then exited the home along with S.N. and both men were detained by police, according to court documents.

I.R.M. also told police that there were at least three or more firearms in the vehicle and Martinez owned or was in possession of an AR 15 or AK 47, according to court documents.

Martinez then “failed to comply with law enforcement” and barricaded himself inside the residence, according to court documents.

However, he was later taken into custody on Tuesday morning, April 2 without incident.

Court documents did not specifiy whether I.R.M. or S.N. were charged.

GoFundMe account has been set up by the dog’s family to help with veterinary expenses. The owner of the dog says she is in stable condition.

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