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Former homicide suspect is jailed for allegedly shooting at a dog

Updated: 2014-01-17T22:48:18Z

A Kansas City man charged in a homicide last year, but released on bond, now faces a federal gun charge for allegedly shooting at a dog on a city street.

Albert G. Chase, 22, was charged in January 2013 with second degree murder and robbery in the November 2012 death of Willis O. Todd. Chase later pleaded guilty to robbery and agreed to testify against two co-defendants.

On Jan. 6, police observed Chase walking down the 2600 block of East Sixth Street with another man. A dog began running toward the men, and Chase fired a handgun at the canine, which retreated, federal court records said.

Chase, who cannot legally possess firearms because of prior felony convictions, later told police he wasn’t trying to shoot the dog, just scare it away.

A federal judge on Monday ordered Chase held in custody pending trial.

| Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

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