Plea hearing for suspect charged with burglary, shooting police officer’s dog continued

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – One of the suspects accused of breaking into a Virginia Beach police officer’s home and shooting his dog was expected to plead guilty to the charges Tuesday.

However, the Commonwealth Attorney told the judge they were still waiting on paperwork before they could move forward with the plea.

Lundon Starke

Lundon Starke, 18, faces burglary and animal cruelty charges.

According to investigators, Starke along with three teens, barged into the officer’s home on Gravenhurst Drive.

Police told News 3 they barely made it in the door before the dog Zulu chased them out.

Zulu was shot in the middle of the chaos.

He underwent surgery in November and is now recovering at home.

Starke’s plea hearing has been rescheduled for May 7th.


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