Suspect who shot, killed dog in Belle Plaine Township turns self in

Kirby is the white German Shepherd in the middle. Photo credit Mike Fontaine 

The person responsible for shooting and ultimately killing a dog in Belle Plaine Township, Minnesota turned themselves in, the dog owners said Friday.

Authorities have not identified the suspect.

According to Mike Fontaine, his dog Kirby, a white German Shepherd, was found in a ditch Monday suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Kirby later died of his injuries.

Since then, authorities have been searching for the person responsible.

On Monday morning, Fontaine's neighbor reported seeing a vehicle enter the property, then heard gunshots and saw the vehicle leave. He described the vehicle as a late 2000s gray pickup truck with a slightly lifted body, “knobby” tires, and red circles around hub caps.