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

July 16, 2019
In this undated photo provided by the Masters family shows their 11-month-old cat, Bowie. News outlets report Timothy and Bianka Masters came home from a wedding July 7, 2019, 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. (Courtesy of the Masters family via AP)
In this undated photo provided by the Masters family shows their 11-month-old cat, Bowie. News outlets report Timothy and Bianka Masters came home from a wedding July 7, 2019, 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. (Courtesy of the Masters family via AP)

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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