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Wash. man arrested for fatally shooting dog

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a Bellingham man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbor's dog in front of her. But the 13-old-month corgi was not the barking dog.
   
KIRO News reports (http://is.gd/PvKtNu) that 55-year-old David William Latham faces charges of felony animal cruelty and other gun charges.
   
Authorities say Latham walked across the street and aimed his gun over his neighbor's backyard fence on Saturday. He shot the dog as Cary Chunyk watched on. She had just fed the dogs and was enjoying a nice evening in her backyard. Latham turned around and slowly walked back to his home. Chunyk ran after Latham, but retreated after he brandished his gun.
   
Molly, the corgi, died in the backyard.
   
Other neighbors heard a large dog barking and whining wildly, at a home next door to where Molly had been shot, for two more hours after the shooting.

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