CONYERS, Ga. -- Police say a Conyers teenager shot and killed a family dog after an argument with his mother.
According to authorities, the 16-year-old boy got into a fight with his mother at a home on Hunting Creek Road.
"It escalated to where the 16-year-old male actually threw the mother dog down the flight of stairs and then threatened to shoot and kill the other puppies," Kim Lucas of the Conyers Police Department.
Investigators say the mother got out of the house with the younger children and called for help.
When officers arrived, they found two puppies bleeding, hit by bullets. One died, the other, named Miracle, was only grazed on her paw.