REDDING California - Someone called the police around 10 a.m. reporting a suspect brandishing a firearm near the intersection of Butte Street and Walnut Avenue, said Sgt. Aaron Maready with the Redding Police Department.
When officers arrived, Kristopher Consentino, 24, and Brianna Moore, 19, told them two unknown people threatened them earlier in the wooded area where they live, Maready said.
Maready said the pair told officers a man pointed a shotgun at them and accused them of stealing, which Moore and Consentino denied.
As the suspects walked away, they told Moore and Consentino they'd shot a dog, Maready said.
The couple's dog had been missing, so Moore and Consentino checked near their campsite, where they found it shot dead, Maready said.
"I have no idea why someone would do this," Maready said. "I mean, it's just a dog. Good grief. It's terrible."