A 19-year-old man has been indicted on two felony counts in connection with the fatal shooting of his sister's pet dog

Kobe Hanns of Conklin was arrested by state police after he allegedly killed the dog on January 2.

Broome County District Attorney Steven Cornwell said Hanns was indicted on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and criminal mischief.

Hanns initially had been ordered held without bail but Cornwell said he has since been released.

State police have said Hanns used a shotgun to shoot the four-year-old dog after the animal urinated inside the family residence on Stillwater Road.

Cornwell said the criminal mischief charge was brought because the dog had been purchased from a Pennsylvania breeder for $800.

Hanns is expected to be arraigned this week on the charges contained in the indictment.

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