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Man charged after dog found shot in Cromwell

The 1-year-old dog has reportedly passed away due to the severity of its injuries.

CROMWELL, Conn. — The Cromwell Police Department have arrested a man in connection with the deadly shooting of a dog Sunday morning. 

According to Cromwell Police Chief Denise Lamontagne, officers responded to the Fox Meadows Condominium Complex after receiving a report of a canine who was shot with two juveniles on scene. 

During an investigation, 31-year-old Bardsley Monfilston of Cromwell confessed to officers he was responsible for the shooting. Monfilston was charged with the following:

  • Break of Peace in the 2nd degree
  • Unlawful Discharge of a firearm
  • Risk of injury to a minor (2 counts)
  • Reckless Endangerment in the 1st degree
  • Cruelty to animals and interfering with an officer

Monfilston was released on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Middlesex Superior Court on December 1st.