League City Police Department

Harris County deputies have reported the arrest of an 18-year-old League City man in connection with the shooting death of a stray cat.

Alexander Marsh and Joseph D. Morgan have both been charged with a felony cruelty after deputies received a complaint about a firearms discharge along the San Jacinto River on Saturday.

After being told that Morgan had shot a black cat with a rifle, a deputy interviewed the 24-year-old who said he found a stray, sick cat that needed to be euthanized, so he threw the cat into the air and shot it using a shotgun loaded with bird shot. 

Investigators said Marsh also participated in the act.