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updated: 6/25/2012 5:54 PM

Police: Streamwood man shot his dog

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A Cook County judge set bail at $50,000 Monday for a 48-year-old Streamwood man who police say wound up shooting his own dog early Saturday morning following a verbal altercation with a relative.

Police charged Carey Nuyen, of the 0-100 block of Oak Noll Court, with aggravated discharge of a firearm, a class 1 felony punishable by four to 15 years in prison. Probation is also an option.

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Officers responded to a call around 12:20 a.m. Saturday indicating a person had been shot at the Oak Noll Court address and that there was a lot of blood, authorities said.

Nuyen admitted firing at his relative, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Walsh.

The bullet ricocheted and struck Nuyen's dog, who was taken to Golf Rose Animal Hospital in Schaumburg, said Streamwood Deputy Police Chief Jim Gremo. The dog's extensive injuries resulted in the owners deciding to euthanize the animal, Gremo said, adding that there are no plans to upgrade the charges against the defendant.

Nuyen's background includes a 2002 conviction for violating an order of protection and conditional discharge for a 2004 domestic battery charge, Walsh said. He also received 12 months probation for the unlawful use of a weapon in 1995 and supervision for resisting a police officer in 1983, Walsh said.

He next appears in court on July 19.

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