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Married couple charged in shooting death of dog in Lakewood

Desiree Andrews, 40, and Sean Andrews, 42, were taken into custody on Thursday, Aug. 13.
Credit: First Judicial District Attorney
Sean and Desiree Andrews

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A married couple has been charged in the shooting and killing of a dog in Lakewood.

Sean Andrews, 42, has been charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender, according to a release from the First Judicial District Attorney's Office. 

Desiree Andrews, 40, has been charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty, Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender, and three counts of Violation of Bail Bond Conditions.

According to the Lakewood Police Department (LPD), agents responded to calls of shots fired near West 12th Avenue and Teller Street on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 1. 

When agents arrived, LPD said they found an adult female pit bull mix who had died from apparent gunshot wounds. 

LPD said witnesses reported seeing a man and woman pull up and park near the intersection in a silver Chrysler 300. They said they saw the woman shoot the dog while the man struggled with it and held it down, according to LPD. The two immediately returned to the car and drove off, leaving the dog, LPD said.

LPD arrested Sean Andrews and Desiree Andrews of Arvada for the shooting of the dog on Thursday, Aug. 13. They were arrested at a home in the 2800 block of South Ivan Way in Denver, LPD said.

Sean Andrews bond was set at $50,000. Desiree Andrew’s bond was set at $100,000. Their next court appearance will be a preliminary hearing on Sept. 10.

Their car has not been located, police said. It has expired Colorado temporary tag 1681668. Anyone who sees it is asked to call LPD at 303-980-7300.

Credit: First Judicial District Attorney
Desiree Andrews
Credit: First Judicial District Attorney
Sean Andrews

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