Suspect Arrested for Killing Two Dogs and Injuring Another in Sun Valley

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SUN VALLEY (CNS) - A man has been arrested for allegedly killing two dogs and injuring a third in Sun Valley, police said Thursday.

Alejandro Flores, 45, of Sun Valley, was booked on suspicion of animal cruelty, with bail set at $60,000, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

Officers went to the 9200 block of Cayuga Avenue about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a home-invasion robbery, police said.

"Witnesses advised that the suspect was in the backyard of a residence, armed with a knife and was possibly being attacked by dogs at the property," police said in a statement. "Witnesses ... advised that the suspect was also stabbing dogs at the location."

Arriving officers saw the suspect with a knife in his right hand, and saw two dead dogs in the yard, police said.

"A use-of-force occurred, and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident," police said. "Officers made contact with the homeowners and learned that the suspect was a known relative who resided at the location."

An injured dog was taken to an animal shelter in unknown condition, police said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at 818- 756-8861 or 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222- TIPS.

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