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Pomeranian killed in drive-by shooting in New Mexico

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The life of a small Pomeranian dog was snuffed out in a drive-by shooting on Thursday, Dec. 12, as he was being walked by his owner along with two other dogs. The little dog’s death happened in northwestern New Mexico where the Denver couple was visiting when the shooting occurred.

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According to the Daily Times’ report, the three dogs were being walked by their owner, Estevan Quintana, on a dirt road around the Crouch Mesa area of San Juan County, New Mexico. Quintana was walking a fair distance off the road and the dogs were ambling and sniffing and playing nearer the road surface when he noticed a tan F-150 pickup truck with two men in the cab. While not realizing at first that the truck had a rifle pointed out of the window, he immediately recognized it as a rifle when he heard a single shot ring out.

And within a split second Quintana then also heard his Pomeranian whimper, saw him stumble, fall and die. Samson, the two-year-old Pomeranian never had a chance and died instantly.

Sheriff’s Office was called and Sheriff's Sgt. Devon Dollar responded. Dollar thinks that this drive-by shooting of Samson may remain unsolved since Quintana was unable to provide a license plate number or any other description.

Dollar said that it would be most helpful if a member of the public heard something like the shooter talking about the dog’s killing or someone had further information.

Read lead story on drive-by shooting: Daily Times

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