EPD: Dog shot and killed during domestic dispute, local man arrested

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UPDATE (7:30 p.m.) – A dog was shot and killed during a domestic dispute Friday afternoon. The Elmira Police Department has made an arrest in connection to this case.

They released the following press release Friday evening;

BRYCE M. CLARK, a 27 year old male from Elmira was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree {PL 265.03(1-b)}, a Class C Felony, and is being held for arraignment. Further charges are pending.

On Friday, March 13th, 2020 at around 12:50 PM, the Elmira Police Department responded to an address in the 300 block of W 1st St. for a report of gun shots during a domestic dispute. It was also reported prior to arrival that a dog had been shot and killed during this incident. Responding Officers quickly identified the 28 year old female caller who had fled the residence with her 15 year old daughter for safety. A male subject was seen by responding officer’s exiting the residence and then retreating back inside the residence upon him seeing officers. He was subsequently taken into custody without incident.

The investigation found that a dispute had occurred between the adult female and the male taken into custody. The 15 year old daughter came to the aid of the mother who was being assaulted by the male. Upon trying to help the mother, the daughter was punched in the face by the male at which time he then produced a handgun and pointed it at both mother and daughter. He then shot the family dog, a pit bull, killing it. As a result of the investigation officers located and secured two (2) loaded handguns, multiple narcotic pills, a sum of US Currency, marihuana and over ten (10) ounces of cocaine.

BRYCE M. CLARK, a 27 year old male from Elmira was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree {PL 265.03(1-b)}, a Class C Felony, and is being held for arraignment. Further charges are pending. Clark also has a non-extraditable active warrant out of the Moore County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina for multiple drug charges

Captain Anthony A. Alvernaz
Elmira Police Department
Detective Bureau

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UPDATE (2:00 p.m.) – One person appears to have been taken into custody after being treated for wounds at the scene.

No animals were removed from the house.

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Multiple police cars are on the 300 block of W. 1st Street between College and Columbia in Elmira.

Elmira Police, Fire Department, and Animal Control are on the scene and one person is currently being detained, according to our reporter on the scene.

Police have blocked off the street and are currently entering the home with guns drawn and officers surrounding the perimeter.

18 News will have more on this story as information becomes available.

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