Dog Shot, Killed with Arrow in Lino Lakes, Minn.
Family found dog with arrow piercing both lungs
Wally the dog.
LINO LAKES – A Lino Lakes family has
filed animal cruelty charges against their neighbor. The Neuberger’s
neighbor, 21-year-old Erick Maxwell, shot and killed their dog with
an arrow March 21.
Three-year-old Wally the dog was out in
the yard when he wandered over to the neighbors house. He returned
10 minutes later with an arrow in his chest
"Melissa and I ran outside and the first
thing we saw was Wally trying to walk with an arrow through his
lungs-- coming through both sides,” said Edwin Neuberger. Edwin
pulled out the arrow and rushed Wally to the emergency vet.
"He was fading on us and I was just hugging him and loving him and
telling him what a good boy he was. In a fight to save their beloved
pet, they wrapped Wally in blankets and rushed him to the vet.
And he died as we pulled up to
the vet. "I felt his last breath. It was his last breath as soon as
we opened the door to take him to the vet," recalled Edwin
Neuberger. "I have no idea why someone would do this. We miss him a
Police followed Wally’s trail of blood to a neighbor’s house. They
arrested 21-year-old Erick Maxwell who admitted he had been shooting
out of his bedroom window. Maxwell claims he thought the 35-pound
beagle mix was a fox, and had placed deer carcasses in his yard to
Lino Lakes Investigator Sgt. Bill Hammes says that in another
interview with Maxwell, Maxwell admitted he knew the animal he shot
was a dog. "He was looking to shoot a coyote or a fox that night,
and I think it was a kind of a thrill of the kill thing," said Hammes. Investigators are sending the case to the county attorney,
who could charge Maxwell with felony animal cruelty.
Now the Neubergers want Maxwell to know that when he released that
arrow, he did more than kill an animal, he broke all of their
hearts. "I don't want him to think it was just a dog – no big deal
because it was more than a dog."
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Does the killer live here?
Maxwell, Eric & Dawn (Does Erick
Maxwell, the Killer live here?)
431 Andall St
Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Does the killer live here? They are neighbors of Wally the
dog. Let me know if they are. Maybe
you can call them and ask (OR) drive to their house and ask. (mapquest)