Editor’s note: Lovefraud received a tip about this story from a reader who was once involved with this man. Luckily, she got out.
Shannon Burke, a radio personality with Real Radio 104.1 in Orlando Florida, was arrested for firing a shot inside his home that injured a family dog and then grazed his wife in the head.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Catherine Burke, the wife, said her husband was upset because the dog dug out of the yard. The paper reported:
[Catherine Burke] said her husband picked up her spaniel named Charlotte “and threw her harshly to the ground.” Then, she said, he walked to a closet and got his gun and said: “I’m going to shoot the dog in the head and you’re going to watch.”
He pointed the gun at the dog and fired, but nothing happened, she said. He changed ammo clips, put the dog on the bed and fired a shot, she said.
“Charlotte yelped in agony and directly after that I felt a burning pain on the side of my head,” she said.
After a few days in jail, Burke was released but ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device.
Burke was arrested in 2008 for alcohol-related reckless driving and received probation. On May 4, 2009, Burke was fired by his employer, Clear Channel Communications.
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