By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) – A man is charged in the killing a 12-week-old puppy in Rogers park.

Police said Charles Smith, 33, was arrested on the 1300 block of West Estes Avenue Wednesday after he was identified as the person who battered and killed a mini-pinscher belonging to a 36-year-old woman.

He was taken into custody and was charged with one count of aggravated cruelty to animals.

Smith will appear in bond court Friday, Nov. 5.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff