Thursday, June 8, 2017

Indiana: LaDonte Carlisle, 24, charged in 2016 shooting death of Pit Bull; dog shot out of spite

INDIANA -- A warrant has been issued for a man charged in the shooting death of a Pit Bull last June.

Ladonte D. Carlisle, 24, of the 6200 block of Salisbury Drive, was charged Thursday in Allen Superior Court with killing a domestic animal and criminal recklessness, Level 6 felonies, and a misdemeanor count of carrying a handgun without a license, according to court records.

On June 23, a Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control officer called for emergency assistance while investigating the shooting of a Pit Bull named Keno, which had earlier that day allegedly severely bitten Carlisle's son, while the boy's grandfather was babysitting the toddler, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

The grandfather let Carlisle into his apartment where the dog had been quarantined in a bedroom since the incident. The officer said she heard a series of shots and went to the bedroom, where she saw Carlisle fire shots at Keno with a silver and black handgun, the affidavit said.

She told Carlisle to stop shooting, and she said she saw Carlisle place the handgun into his waistband and fled the scene before police arrived. She said the dog had been confined to the bedroom until contact could be made with the dog's owner.

Crime scene technicians found the dog deceased in a puddle of blood from multiple gunshot wounds. Techs collected 11 spent shell casings. One bullet was found in an adjoining wall inside the apartment occupied by the boy's grandfather, the FWACC officer and two others at the time of the gunshots, the affidavit said.

A necropsy was performed on the dog that suffered numerous gunshots to his abdominal cavity, including the liver which hemorrhaged. A contributory cause of death was hypovolemic shock from blood loss.

Carlisle was charged June 27, 2016 for carrying a handgun without a license after police conducted a traffic stop. Tests on the handgun revealed it was the same firearm that killed the dog, the affidavit said.

January 30, 2016 - Crime Stoppers Active warrants
The Allen County Police Department is looking for these people in connection with felony warrants active as of Jan. 25. People with information about the suspects’ whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers.
Ladonte D. Carlisle, 23
Height: 5 feet 9
Weight: 130
Charges: Two counts operating a vehicle while intoxicated

Booked Date: Dec. 30, 2016
Booked By: Allen County Sheriff's Office
Name: Ladonte Carlisle

(Fort Wayne News Sentinel - June 8, 2017)