Dog dies after being kicked, thrown; man arrested

PHOENIX - Phoenix police have arrested a man in the death of a dog that was kicked and thrown before it died.

Sgt. Steve Martos say witnesses reported seeing the 1-year-old pit bull collapse on the ground in front of an apartment complex after it was kicked and thrown Thursday night.

The man arrested on suspicion of one count of felony animal cruelty was identified as 30-year-old Mark Baxter.

It's not immediately known whether Baxter has an attorney.

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