Simi Valley man accused of fatally shooting his pitbulls
Police arrested a man Thursday in Simi Valley on suspicion of killing his pitbulls with a semiautomatic handgun, the Associated Press reports.
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department website said 49-year-old Rafael Calderon Jr. remained in custody in a county jail Thursday after being arrested and booked for investigation of animal cruelty.
Calderon is eligible for release on $10,000 bail.
A Simi Valley police news release said officers investigated the deaths of the dogs in the backyard of a residence. They seized a firearm at the scene.
County Animal Control officials will perform a necropsy on the animals.
-- Francisco Vara-Orta