Man charged with shooting and killing woman’s pet cat in car

A man has been charged with murder after a woman’s cat was killed when a car struck it in Melbourne’s south-west.

Key points:Police said the driver of the car had been driving a Holden Commodore and the victim was a cat, but no details of the incident were releasedPolice said a 33-year-old man had been charged on TuesdayPolice said they have a vehicle and animal licence that may lead to chargesThe woman’s cats had been killed in a car collision in Melbourne about 8:15pm on MondayPolice said there was a woman, a man and a cat in the vehicle at the time.

The woman was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where she died, police said.

The man, who was driving, was taken into custody.

“This was a very tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the deceased,” Police Commissioner Graham Ashton said.

“The man was charged with one count of murder and one count each of attempted murder, aggravated dangerous driving causing serious injury and driving without due care and attention.”

He has been remanded in custody.

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