A 23-year-old Lakewood man suspected of fatally shooting a dog alongside a La Mirada street was in custody Saturday morning following a short vehicle and foot pursuit.
Shane Dubyak is accused of shooting the animal around 12:45 p.m. Sunday in the 16400 block of Phoebe Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting was captured on surveillance video.
A witness told deputies the gunman got out of the passenger side of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee and placed something on the ground near the gutter, then fired two shots, sheriff’s officials said. The gunman got back into the Jeep, and the driver sped off.
Working off tips from the public, deputies spotted the alleged shooter driving a black Kia Forte near Artesia and Pioneer boulevards in Artesia on Friday and attempted to pull him over, but he fled. A chase ensued that went through Cerritos, but the suspect eventually abandoned his vehicle and tried to flee on foot, “but was quickly apprehended,” sheriff’s officials said.
A firearm thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit was later recovered, the department said.
Dubyak was booked on suspicion of felony cruelty to animals, evading arrest and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Sheriff’s Department. He was being held on $75,000 bail.
A woman suspected of driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee was arrested, then released pending further investigation and the vehicle used in the crime was located, the LASD said.
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