Feds have charged two people with felony murder in the shooting death of a puppy trainer in Massachusetts who was working in the city’s subway system.
The two men, identified by police as Andrew Smith and Anthony Nunn, face charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action, and using a firearm in the commission of a felony, the Boston Police Department said.
Police said Smith and Nunn shot the puppy on the platform at the corner of the East and North End lines at 8:35 p.m. on Friday night, as he was trying to train a puppy to learn to walk.
The incident occurred just hours after a police officer fatally shot a man in an apparent drive-by shooting in Dorchester, Massachusetts, authorities said.
The officer who fired the fatal shot was off duty and not involved in the investigation, police said.
The police department said in a statement that it will investigate the incident, but declined to identify the suspect.
Boston police said Smith, of Quincy, had been working with a company called Rottman Puppy Trainers in Dorrington, and was training the dog to become a boxer.