Nov. 03--Police are searching for a man missing from his home, where a dog was shot to death and a large amount of marijuana was discovered in southwest Houston Thursday morning.
The door was found open and blood was discovered inside the home in the 10800 block of Chimney Rock near W. Bellfort about 3 a.m., according to the Houston Police Department.
Investigators discovered an 80-lb. dog shot to death inside the house and two 2-gallon freezer bags, each about half filled with marijuana. Police said they also found a mason jar filled with pot found outside on the lawn.
Homicide investigators said they were called because someone may have been wounded, kidnapped or both.
Authorities said the homeowner's 21-year-old son, whose name has not been released, called police after he came home to find the door ajar, his dog shot to death and his roommate missing. The 21-year-old is not under suspicion of wrongdoing.
Police said he is shaken by his discovery.
The man told investigators his roommate, whom he knows as "Claudio," has been a family friend for about 15 years, police said. Claudio has lived on and off at the house for about two years.
When officers arrived they found the dog in a back bedroom along with a large amount of blood. They think the dog was shot with a semiautomatic pistol outside the front door and ran back inside the house.
"It's weird," homicide investigator C. "Abbey" Abbondandolo said of the crime scene.
Police said they don't know what led to the shooting or what happened at the house. They don't know if the marijuana was connected to the incident.
They want to talk to Claudio. He's described as 43 to 46 years old, 5 foot 10 inches tall with brown wavy hair and a tattoo of a sun on his back.
Authorities fear Claudio may have been shot. They searched bayous in the area and canvassed hospitals nearby but no one matching the man's description has been found.
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