On Monday, SMPD received a call with the victim saying the incident happened in the Victory Gardens neighborhood.
Officers were able to obtain surveillance footage showing a man, Andrew Kennedy, 68, who was walking with a weapon, shooting the dog. Other evidence collected at the scene connected Kennedy to the crime, according to SMPD.
According to police, a necropsy revealed Kennedy shot the dog with a pellet gun.
Kennedy was arrested Tuesday and booked on a charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals, which is a third degree felony, according to police.