Denver man charged in fatal dog shooting

DENVER - A Denver man was formally charged with attempted murder and cruelty to animals after he was accused in a shooting spree that occurred outside his home Tuesday.

Todd Sheldon, 30, was charged Friday with attempted second-degree murder, two counts of illegal discharge of a firearm and cruelty to animals in connection with the incident.

District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said Sheldon and Tara Siegfried, both 34, are accused of firing guns outside their home in the 1700 block of Verbena Street. In the course of the shooting, Siegfried was injured and Sheldon's dog was killed, police said.

Siegfried was also charged in connection with the incident and faces charges of reckless endangerment and two counts of prohibited use of a weapon.

Sheldon is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 20 for arraignment.

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