DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Authorities in Durham have arrested a man who allegedly shot a resident's dog while trying to run away during a traffic stop.
It happened Wednesday on Gibson Road when deputies pulled over a vehicle and a passenger inside got out and fled the scene.
While running away, investigators said they believed 22-year-old Shermaine Maurice Hammond shot the animal.
The dog was seriously injured, according to officials.
Authorities said the Durham County Sheriff's Office then called a K-9 unit to find Hammond.
He was taken into custody, but charges are still pending at this time.
The vehicle's driver, Reginald Lee McCallum - who stayed with his vehicle at the traffic stop - was cited for speeding and released.
Durham officials say suspect fleeing from authorities shoots, seriously injures dog