Man allegedly shoots, kills dog in Glens Falls

Brooke Selby
Updated: May 10, 2019 12:02 AM
Created: May 09, 2019 11:35 PM

A beloved dalmatian by the name of Sir Edwin is dead after he was shot in his home early this morning at 5 Charlotte St. in Glens Falls.

Police say they have the suspect, 30-year-old Joshua Marcantonio, in custody.

"I heard a bang and I heard my dog Edwin yelping and running for me and then he died and then police came here," said Jacqueline Gilligan of Glens Falls.

Gilligan says says her family is absolutely heartbroken after their 2-year-old dalmatian died in their home early Thursday morning from a gunshot wound.

"I came home from work. Josh was here. He's one of my older brother's friends. I haven't seen him in a long time," said Gilligan.

Gilligan says Marcantonio, a family acquaintance, had been hanging out with her dad for a few hours when things suddenly went awry.

"He punched my dad in the face while he was sleeping. He left. My dad opened the door to see if he was, and he was coming back up the steps with a shotgun," said Gilligan.

Marcantonio is now in the custody of Glens Galls Police. They say an incident involving the suspect and a 12 gauge shotgun left the beloved dalmatian dead and nearly missed hitting another man in their apartment. Police say he allegedly fired a round into the front door of  5 Charlotte St. just after 3 a.m. Thursday. 

"They were just watching shows, catching up. They hadn't seen each other in a long time," said Gilligan.

Authorities say Marcantonio is also on probation for a misdemeanor assault conviction from 2017.

As police continue to work to find a motive, Gilligan and the family say they are still in shock Thursday night.

"I had to watch him leave this world scared. At least I was there. He didn't know what was going on, he didn't do anything," said Gilligan.

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