Accused cat killer allegedly lured cats with pot roast, then shot them

Shane Byerly
Shane Byerly

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a man in custody for killing four cats, lured the cats to his window with a pot roast and then shot at them with a BB gun.

Charleston Police arrested 32-year-old Shane Byerly and charged him with animal cruelty in the abuse and deaths of four cats in West Ashley on July 6.

Bond was set at $100,000 Wednesday.

Necropsy results were returned July 8, showing the cats had been poisoned and shot with a pellet gun. Several other cats and kittens were taken to the Charleston Animal Society for protective care.

The cause of death was either from blunt force trauma to the head or from the BB gun pellets.

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