Man shoots dog during robbery

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A dog was shot during a home invasion east of downtown Thursday night.

Colorado Springs police say it happened around 8:30 p.m. near El Paso Street and East Vermijo Avenue.

Police say a resident called police to say a man entered the house, showed a gun and demanded money. While demanding the money, the suspect shot one of the two dogs in the home.

The victim handed over some money, and the suspect left, according to authorities.

A police K9 was called out, but was unable to find the suspect.

The victim’s dog was injured and was taken to an emergency animal clinic.

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