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Police say Sioux Falls man shot dog in face with handgun

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A Sioux Falls man is accused of shooting his dog in the face with a handgun. Police say 36-year-old Michael Schwarz was drunk when he shot the dog with a .44 Magnum. It is not clear if the shooting was intentional. Police spok...

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - A Sioux Falls man is accused of shooting his dog in the face with a handgun.

Police say 36-year-old Michael Schwarz was drunk when he shot the dog with a .44 Magnum. It is not clear if the shooting was intentional.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens tells the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that the dog was taken to a veterinarian and is "not doing well."

Schwarz is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of a loaded firearm while intoxicated. Additional charges are possible even if the dog survives.

Clemens says Schwarz told a relative what happened and the relative called police.

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A phone number for Schwarz could not be found.

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