WATERTOWN, Conn. (AP) – Department of Environmental Protection police say a trespassing hunter in a tree stand shot and killed a dog that belonged to the property owner early Thursday morning.

The landowner, Peter Laue of Woods Hole, Mass., was standing near his Golden Retriever when the dog was suddenly shot. Laue was not injured.

Police arrested 36-year-old Gino Carrier of Bristol. He was charged with negligent hunting, illegal hunting, reckless endangerment and shooting toward a person/domestic animal. He was released on a $10,000 bond. He’s expected to appear in court next month.

Another man Bristol man, 31-year-old Ronald Siemiatkoski, and an unidentified teenager were also charged.

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