Dog killed by car thief who was trying to drive away

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, November 30, 2022

SALISBURY — A suspect is still being sought after stealing a car and hitting and killing a dog while driving away in the vehicle.

Police say the victim of the theft left his car running outside a business and the suspect got in the car and drove away. As he was fleeing, he passed two men walking a dog, nearly hitting the men and striking and killing the dog. The thief reportedly got out of the car at that scene and began running back toward where he’d originally stolen the car.

At some point during the incident, shots were fired, and investigators are still working to determine who fired them. No one was injured by gunfire.