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Mail carrier annoyed by barking is suspect in killing of family’s dog near Mankato, MN

April 11, 2024

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Photo: Lily was fatally shot outside her family’s home near Mankato.

Suspect spoke months earlier about wanting to “shoot his neighbor’s dogs because they were barking,” according to newly filed court documents.

Law enforcement suspects that the person who fatally shot a dog on the deck of a home near Mankato last month is a mail carrier who spoke months earlier about wanting to “shoot his neighbor’s dogs because they were barking,” according to newly filed court documents.

The disclosure came Wednesday, the same day the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office said on social media that “investigators have identified a suspect, but no additional information will be released regarding the identity of that person at this time.”

Lily, a medium-sized, mixed-breed dog, was killed shortly before 6:30 p.m. on March 30 in South Bend Township.

About two weeks before the shooting, a threatening note was left outside the home of Alyssa DeBill on Neubert Lane and on the property of another dog owner nearby that warned them to keep their dogs from barking, said Sheriff’s Capt. Paul Barta.

Wednesday’s court filings point to a man who lives in the neighborhood and has a long history of being bothered by dogs either near his home or along the route he travels for the U.S. Postal Service.

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