Johansen Concepcion De La Ros uses sniper rifle from 2nd floor balcony to kill an eight month old puppy as the chihuahua dog was being taken for a walk by Davie resident, Roshelle Parson.
A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly using a ‘sniper rifle’ to fatally shoot an eight month old puppy from a second floor balcony.
Booked with one count of felony cruelty to animals was 19 year old man, Johansen Concepcion De La Ros.
WPLG reported the dog’s owner, Roshelle Parson, walking the eight-month-old puppy along a trail about 6:30 p.m. in the neighborhood of Davie when she noticed ‘Princess’ had been shot.
Bleeding from her mouth and whimpering, Parson described Princess dying within five minutes of having been shot.
Pearson had no idea what had happened to her daughter’s dog. But, thankfully, an off-duty Pembroke Pines police officer had seen the whole thing.
News4jax reported the off-duty police officer, Miguel Osorio, heading toward the apartment building upon spotting the man with the rifle on the second-floor balcony and calling 911.
Johansen Concepcion De La Ros: ‘I’m going to shoot the dog’.
Police arrived at the scene to find Parson covered in blood while holding Princess’s blood-soaked, lifeless body. Witnesses told police they saw the shot coming from the balcony of apartment 1602 and saw two men enter the apartment after the gunman fired the shot.
Officers investigated the inside of apartment 1602, finding two men, Concepcion De La Ros and Daniel Alvarez, and a black pellet rifle.
Witnesses identified De La Ros as the gunman and Alvarez as the other man on the balcony.
Alvarez told police that De La Ros said, ‘I’m going to shoot the dog,’ while De La Ros insisted the shooting was an accident.
Concepcion De La Ros told cops that Princess had walked into his line of fire when he was shooting toward a lake from the apartment balcony, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
Concepcion De La Ros remains in custody at the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale on $2,500 bond.
Concepcion De La Ros faces five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.