Uniontown Man Angry Over Cell Phone Debt Shoots Pit Bull

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man who entered a victim’s home uninvited and shot the victim’s dog has been taken into custody in Uniontown.

Police say it happened Wednesday at approximately 12:57 a.m. in Uniontown.

Christian Palm, 21, of Uniontown, is now behind bars, facing charges that include trespassing, making terroristic threats and animal cruelty.

Police say Palm showed up at the home of a man he knew and the two got into a verbal confrontation.

Uniontown Police Lt. Tom Kolencik told KDKA-TV News, “The occupant of the home told us that Palm entered his home on Cool Springs Street, brandishing a small gun and demanded money owed him over a cell phone.”

No shots were fired in the house; but as Palm was leaving the home through a back door, he shot a dog that was chained in the backyard.

The 7-year-old pit bull was shot in the head and was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.

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