Man who allegedly killed dog faces multiple charges

A man who allegedly killed a dog with a shotgun blast in northeast Denver is being held on multiple charges, along with a woman who was involved in the incident.

Todd Sheldon, 29, is being held on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, illegal discharge of a firearm and cruelty to an animal, according to the Denver Jail roster.

The incident involving Sheldon happened at about 1 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of Verbena Street.

Also arrested was 33-year-old Tara Renee Siegfried. Siegfried is being held on suspicion of reckless endangerment, according to jail records.

Dozens of police officers blanketed the block Tuesdayresponding to reports of shots fired.

Police said Sheldon shot and killed his dog.

A motive for the violence has not been released.

An investigation is ongoing, police said.

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