GRAPHIC: SPD seeks surveillance video after dogs shot in series of break ins
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport Police are investigating four burglaries in the Southern Hills neighborhood where multiple dogs were reported shot Friday afternoon.
Police say two homes in the 2200 block of Urbandale Street, one home on Hilton Street and another in the 9500 block of Alecia Lane were ransacked.
At least three dogs were reportedly shot during the burglaries. Graphic video showing the aftermath of at least one home has been shared on social media.
That cell phone footage showed the destruction inside Tina Morgan's house and that it clearly appears the burglars went straight for valuables, like their six guns, all of which were stolen.
"Over $2,000 worth of ammunition, over $10,000 worth of jewelry," added Morgan.
What's even worse, two of Morgan's dogs had been shot. She fought back tears to tell us what happened.
"My one dog was shot five times. She's fighting. She's fighting, so. And then my other dog was shot in the neck."
Morgan later discovered the body of their little Pomeranian dog under her bed.
"I went in there, looked under the bed. Dog was looking right at me dead. Looked right in her face and that was the most I've cried in a while," recalled Morgan's 15-year-old son Slade Hernandez.
Police said the burglars attacked at least 3 dogs during four burglaries, over the last two days in southwest Shreveport.
That included one house on Hilton Drive, with another two homes hit in the 2200 block of Urbandale.
At Donny Lodatto's house the burglars tore his place apart and also stole valuables.
He too lost a dog to violence. "I seen five dogs and I got six. And so, one of them was strangled," said Lodatto.
Despite the fact that Tina Morgan and her family have called this place home the latest 10 years, They've made one decision right away. They're going to move. And the moving boxes show they're doing it now.
Morgan concluded that she's actually just grateful no one in her family was home or came home during the burglary because of what could have happened.
Investigators are asking homeowners in the neighborhood to check any surveillance video that might help detectives.
Detectives say they are looking for video from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday.
Police say surveillance video from Thursday evening could also help in the investigation.
Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.
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