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More charges for shooting cat?

WINONA — A rural Winona man has been cited for shooting a cat five times with a pistol and could face other charges.

Winona County Chief Deputy Chris Cichosz said Robert Oden Bradley, 60, of rural Winona called late early evening Feb. 16 to say he had shot a cat and feared for his life.

Bradley told a deputy that he came home and found a cat near his garbage can. It meowed and screeched at him. He thought the cat was sick and he walked over to it. "The cat was facing him down," he said Bradley reported.

Bradley kicked snow at the cat to get it to move. He went into his house, got his handgun, went outside and shot the cat five times. He was firing in the direction of nearby U.S. 61, Cichosz said.

The cat was a domestic cat, he said.


Bradley was cited for misdemeanor reckless discharge of a firearm and could be charged with other things.

Cichosz said he isn't sure why Bradley feared for his life.

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