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League City man sought in fatal cat shooting

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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Joseph D. Morgan, 24, (left) and Alexander Marsh, 18 (right ) are both charged with felony animal cruelty

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Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are looking for a League City man accused in the shooting death of a cat.

Alexander Marsh, 18, faces a felony charge of cruelty of an animal, along with Joseph D. Morgan, 24, of Highlands. Morgan is in custody. Marsh is not.

The charges stem from an incident on Saturday. Investigators were called to the San Jacinto River on reports of gunfire. When they got there, they were told that Morgan had shot a black cat with a rifle. The deputy reported to have found the cat's body near the riverbank.

The deputy interviewed Morgan who reportedly told him that he found the stray, sick cat that needed to be euthanized, so he threw it in the air and using a shotgun with bird shot, opened fire. Marsh reportedly participated as well.

The cat's body was located near the riverbank.

If you know where Marsh may be, you're asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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