Thanks to DNA Results, Another Arrest Made In Fatal Shooting of Drake.
By: N Gilbert
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla -- Authorities have made another arrest in the shooting of a retired police K-9 dog named Drake.
with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office say they have DNA evidence
that ties Gilson Gilles, 19, to the armed break-in and shooting of a
retired police dog last month at a state trooper's home in suburban West
They say they found DNA inside the trooper's house that pointed to Gilles.
He's charged with armed burglary, felony animal cruelty and shooting into an occupied dwelling.
Ivins Rosier, 16, of suburban West Palm Beach is behind bars on the same charges.
Rosier, a student at Royal Palm Beach High, was arrested last month. Authorities say the individuals broke into FHP trooper Bobby Boody's home, looking for money and guns.
entered the home and immediately detected that it had been burglarized.
Normally the dog would come to the door and he wasn't there," Boody
told CBS12 reporter Lynn Gordon last month.
He found the dog
bleeding heavily, on the floor. Drake received medical care for several
days, but was eventually put to sleep because the injuries were so
Gilles was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Tuesday evening and will make his first court appearance Wednesday morning. A sheriff's spokeswoman says they are seeking a third person, and the investigation is continuing.
Dr. Ken Simmons, a Lake Worth veterinarian, treated Drake and also flew
the dog in his plane to the University of Florida's Veterinary College
in Gainesville for further evaluation and treatment.
of just going in and shooting a dog like that is such a tragedy. I'm
glad they caught him. I hope they get them all behind bars," Dr. Simmons