Second suspect arrested in violent stomping death of Chihuahua, home burglary

16-year-old suspect arrested Friday

SAN ANTONIO – Authorities have made a second arrest in connection with an especially brutal burglary.

A 16-year-old, who will not be identified because he is a minor, is the second person arrested on charges stemming from a burglary and the violent stomping death of a Chihuahua. 

Authorities arrested Andrew King, 20, in the brutal burglary on Thursday. The teen was arrested Friday.

According to an arrest affidavit, the teen and King broke into a Converse home on Oct. 12 and stole a television, several handguns, a shotgun, the homeowner's wallet, cell phone and car and motorcycle keys.

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The homeowner called police telling them he woke up and found a strange man in his bedroom. 

He said the burglar ran away but he soon noticed his pet Chihuahua dead in the hallway. The affidavit said the dog had been stomped to death.

"Once the homeowner got up and started walking to a different area of the home, he noticed his beloved pet chihuahua in the hallway laying in a pool of blood," Sergeant Jeff Shook of the Converse Police Department said.

Two days after the burglary, investigators received a tip telling them that King and another man had committed the burglary, the affidavit said.

The tipster told police one of the suspects had tried to sell him one of the stolen weapons, and also told him that King is the one who had killed the dog.

Police said they later searched both suspects' homes and recovered some of the stolen property.

King was taken into custody on Thursday and the second suspect was arrested Friday.

They are charged with animal cruelty and burglary -- both felony offenses.

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