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Police have arrested a suspect who they say randomly shot and killed a dog at a Davie veterinarian clinic.
The shooting happened at 6:45 a.m. Friday at Aycock Veterinarian Clinic on Stirling Road, according to the Davie Police Department.
Chayse Billie, 21, was arrested and charged with felony aggravated animal cruelty, Davie Police said Tuesday evening. He was located with the help of the Seminole Police Department.
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Police said the suspect approached the kennel on the south side of the vet's office and shot a boarded female dog multiple times.
Surveillance cameras captured him walking up to a fence, appearing to kick it, and then taking pictures.
He then pulled out a gun and shot the dog, before he took even more photos.
Daniel Perez, an Army reservist, adopted his dog Matilda seven years ago. She helped him with his anxiety and depression after he served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"She knew when I was down, depressed," he said. "She forced me to pet her, and by doing that, I would calm down, relax, and think of something else."
Perez would drop Matilda off at the clinic an hour before it opened so he could get to work on time. When it would open, the employees would bring her in.
He's now confused and upset as to why someone would target his dog.
"At the beginning, I thought it was personal, a target to me — then I thought it was a target to the dog, the doctor — but the video, in my opinion, seems a stupid prank that you would post on a platform like the black web or TikTok," Perez said.
Davie Police found the Lab Pointer mix dead with three bullets in her.
"To me, he would probably do it again, and it would probably escalate to something else," Perez said.
“Not knowing where he would be or his whereabouts, we were concerned that he was going to come back and do something worse," said Dr. Javier Borrero, the owner of Aycock Veterinary Clinic.
Billie was booked into the Broward County jail, before appearing in bond court on Wednesday.
He was given a $25,000 bond, and represented by a public defender.