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Officer Fired After Shooting Cat With Arrow

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013  |  Updated 8:53 AM CDT
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Officer Fired After Shooting Cat With Arrow

South Texas Veterinary Specialists

Bobby the cat.

A South Texas police officer has been fired after a grand jury declined to indict him for shooting an arrow into his neighbor's cat.

An attorney for Boerne police Officer Lance Deleon said Wednesday's dismissal will be appealed.

Police Chief Jim Kohler called the firing justified, though he declined to elaborate.

A Kendall County grand jury on Monday declined to indict Deleon in the May 21 arrow attack on a cat named Bobby. Deleon was charged with animal cruelty in the off-duty incident.

Defense attorney David Parent says Deleon was trying to scare the cat out of his garden and never meant to shoot the arrow into the pet. Deleon had been on administrative leave since being charged.

Boerne is 25 miles northwest of San Antonio.

Previous Coverage: Officer on Leave After Cat Shot With Crossbow

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