Luke Alvarado Hill, 28 year old, has been charged with arson and animal cruelty after the terrible secrets of his garage were uncovered on Friday night.
In Virginia Beach, fire crews responded to Princess Anne Road for a residential fire.
The fire was in a detached garage behind the home and it took 30 minutes for the fire crew to control.
Inside the building, they found a 7-year old Brindle Pit Bull, who was deceased after the fire. The dog was examined after its death to discover it had been shot twice, but was still alive at the time of the fire.
The dog belonged to Hill, who was charged with shooting the dog as well as for starting for the fire
He was immediately arrested at the scene of the crime and is now in custody at Virginia Beach City Jail.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTKR) — A Virginia Beach man has been charged with animal cruelty and arson after a fire that occurred late Friday night.
Around 11:18 p.m. that night, fire crews responded to the 2000 block of Princess Anne Road for a residential fire. When crews arrived, they found a fire in a detached garage behind the home. Crews had the fire under control in about 30 minutes. A deceased 7-year-old Brindle Pit Bull was found inside the building. Investigators say a necropsy was performed on the dog and it was discovered that the dog had been shot twice, but was alive at the time of the fire. Investigators charged 28-year-old Luke Alvarado Hill with shooting the dog, which belonged to him.