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Young puppy killed during armed robbery in Detroit

Puppy slammed on ground by armed robber
Puppy slammed on ground by armed robber
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According to Tuesday's publication of the Detroit Free Press, a $2,500 reward has been offered by the Michigan Humane Society for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for a vicious attack which left a young puppy dead in Detroit, Mich., earlier this week.

Around 2 a.m. on Monday, 23-year-old Sean Harris visited the Onasis Coney Island to buy food for his diabetic mother; his family's nine-week-old Shih Tzu, "Raja," went along for the short trek.

When Harris exited the restaurant, he was approached by a man carrying a shotgun; the man demanded that Harris hand over everything that he had and also indicated that he was going to shoot Harris regardless or whether or not he complied.

Harris gave the armed man everything except his car keys; at one point, when the gun was pushed into Harris' face, he grabbed the end of the shotgun and was subsequently shot in the leg. He described the horror to Click On Detroit:

I was running with a hole in my leg. I could see my bone,"

Another man involved in the armed robbery went after the puppy - picking her up into the air and slamming her to the ground; the impact claimed Raja's life. According to CBS Detroit, the men involved in the attack fled from the scene in a gold 2005-2006 Chevy Impala.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Michigan Humane Society at 313-872-3401.

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