LA MIRADA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A 23-year-old felon who allegedly shot and dumped a dog in a gutter in La Mirada — and later led police on a pursuit before his eventual arrest — was charged with six felony counts on Tuesday, authorities said.
Shane Dubyak of Lakewood faces charges of cruelty to an animal; fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly; possession of a controlled substance with a firearm — heroin and a revolver; unlawful possession of ammunition; as well as two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
The case also includes an allegation that Dubyak used a revolver in the commission of animal cruelty, the DA’s office said.
The defendant pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday, court officials said.
On Jan. 5, Dubyak allegedly shot a 15-year-old terrier named Artie near a storm drain in the 16400 block of Phoebe Avenue, officials said.
Investigators on Jan. 8 released surveillance video that captured the incident from a distance — including the sound of apparent gunshots — in hope of finding the perpetrator.