MODESTO (CBS13) — Officers are asking for help in finding a man suspected of shooting a dog right in front of a young child in Modesto last week.
Modesto police say, back on May 19, a dog chased after someone who was skating along the 800 block of Kerr Avenue. That dog, named Bella, also allegedly tried to bite that skater.READ MORE: Record-Breaking Temperatures Posted Around Sacramento Region Friday
Salvador Gonzales, 52, later pulled up at the home where the dog was sitting on a porch. Police say Gonzales then got out and shot the dog in the leg – right in front of a nine-year-old child who was also sitting on the porch.
The child wasn’t injured. The dog also survived the incident, police say.READ MORE: Sacramento Mayor Joins Group Pushing For Reparations For Black Communities As Country Celebrates Juneteenth As Federal Holiday
Gonzales is also wanted for several other alleged gun violations, police say.
A previous photo of Gonzales as well as a photo of a car believed to be associated with him have been released by police. The car appears to be a late 90s model Ford Mustang with a distinctive American flag-patterned roof. Its license plate is 7HVC851.MORE NEWS: 'The Heat Is Unbearable': Friday Night Out Brings Sacramento Crowds Inside To Beat The Heat
Anyone who sees Gonzales or knows where he might be is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.