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CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Police say criminal charges are pending against a man after they say he threw two small dogs off a second-floor balcony during a fight with his wife.

Officer Jennifer Byrk tells the Chicago Tribune that one dog — a 17-year-old Chihuahua — was killed but the other dog ran off and as of Tuesday hadn’t been found.

Police say the incident happened Monday night. A 55-year-old woman told officers her husband slapped her twice, told her she loved her dogs more than she loved him and threatened to kill the animals. The woman says he then grabbed the dogs and tossed them off the balcony.

Because the man has not been charged his name has not been released by police. But Byrk says he was taken into custody.