Couple comes home to find bullet hole in ceiling, cat shot

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia couple who found a bullet hole in the ceiling of their apartment is mourning the loss of their cat.

News outlets report Timothy and Bianka Masters came home from a wedding July 7 to find their 11-month-old cat, Bowie, injured.

The couple called 911 and took him to a veterinarian. They say Bowie had surgery but his condition declined and he had to be put down.

Newport News police said in a statement that 25-year-old Aren Floryanzia had shot through the floor of the apartment above the Masters’ home during a party the night before. He’s charged with property damage and a weapons offense.

It’s unclear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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