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Man claims killing 8 dogs, setting fire to apartment

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay police say a man claims he killed eight dogs inside his apartment and set it on fire.

Officers were dispatched for a status check in northeast Green Bay around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The officers were soon informed a 54-year-old man at the scene claimed he had killed eight dogs and set fire to his home, an upper apartment in a duplex. The lower unit was vacant.

Press-Gazette Media reports police found the suspect leaving the house with injuries sustained from the fire. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Green Bay firefighters extinguished the fire and emergency crews found the dogs dead inside. Animal Control is investigating the dogs' death.
Police say the suspect is cooperating with the investigation.

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