Minneapolis police are investigating a home burglary in the south side’s Standish neighborhood in which the burglar allegedly kicked in a door and shot the homeowner’s dog.
Officers were called Monday evening to the home in the 3700 block of S. 22nd Avenue after someone reported the sound of gunshots coming from inside, according to a police incident report. They arrived to find that the suspected intruder had shot the dog, whose breed and condition wasn’t known on Tuesday.
Police determined that the suspect had forced his or her way inside the home by kicking in a door. The suspect was gone by the time officers arrived.
It was not immediately clear what, if anything, was taken from the home.
Despite some modest increases in overall crime last year, department statistics show that violence in the Standish area, part of the Powderhorn community, is relatively uncommon compared to other Minneapolis neighborhoods. The number of aggravated assaults — a crime category that encompasses shootings and stabbings — increased from three in 2017 to eight last year, department statistics show.