An Oneida County man is behind bars after police say he shot and killed the family dog.
New Hartford Police say 60 year old Steven Baerman has been charged with a felony count of cruelty to animals after he shot and killed the family dog near another family member. Neighbors called 911 when they heard a series of shots fired.
When police arrived they found the dog dead. No word on a motive for the shooting but Baerman is now being held without bail in the Oneida County Jail.