A Hudson Valley man is accused of fatally shooting his neighbor's dog with a shotgun.

On Friday, New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie arrested 58-year-old Scott Messick of Pleasant Valley for aggravated cruelty to animals and illegal discharge of a firearm, both misdemeanors.

On January 28, New York State Police responded to Meddaugh Road in the town of Lagrange for a report of a dog shot.

An investigation determined Messick fired a shot from a shotgun within 500 feet of a nearby home and killed his neighbor's dog, police say.

Messick was issued appearance tickets returnable to the town of Lagrange Court on February 20, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

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