Louisiana man arrested for shooting neighborhood cat
WGNO / Terrebonne Parish
Derrick Wilton Lacoste, 26, was booked for aggravated cruelty to animals and illegal use of a weapon.

via WGNO:

TERREBONNE PARISH, La. (WGNO) -- On Friday, Jan. 17, officers received a call from a resident on the 200 block of Orange Street regarding a cat being shot.

The complainant advised that her two young sons witnessed a neighbor shoot a cat from his back porch with a rifle.

The responding deputy also spoke with the suspect, who was in possession of a .22-caliber rifle, the type described by the witnesses.

Officers arrested 26-year-old Derrick Wilton Lacoste and transported him to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, where he was booked for aggravated cruelty to animals and illegal use of a weapon.

As of Friday evening the cat was still in critical condition at a shelter.

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