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Deputies: Men shot, killed dog during armed home invasion

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20-year-old Jalen Lamont Cook, of West Fisher Street in Salisbury 20-year-old Jalen Lamont Cook, of West Fisher Street in Salisbury
23-year-old Gabriel Jamar Brown, of West Bank Street in Salisbury 23-year-old Gabriel Jamar Brown, of West Bank Street in Salisbury
The victims' pet dog, Sasha. The victims' pet dog, Sasha.
ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Three men are wanted in Rowan County after deputies say they forced their way into a home, held people at gunpoint, and shot and killed a dog.

Deputies say 20-year-old Jalen Lamont Cook, of West Fisher Street in Salisbury, 23-year-old Gabriel Jamar Brown, of West Bank Street in Salisbury, and one other man are wanted for felony first degree burglary, felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill, and felony cruelty to animals.

The "home invasion-style" robbery happened on Saturday, May 24, around 11 p.m. at a home on the 200 block of Mendenhall Road.

Three victims, all in their 20s, told the deputies that two black males came to the door, and a female resident asked them to leave because she didn't know them.

The two men and a third black male then forced their way into the home and pulled out handguns.

Officials said the trio fired several shots inside the home, including a shot that killed the victims' pet dog, Sasha.

The men stole several items, including a TV, while the three victims were held at gunpoint.

More shots were fired inside the house before the men then left.

Investigators were able to identify two of the men as Cook and Brown, and they were added to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List.

Both men are believed to be in the Salisbury area and should be considered extremely dangerous.

Anyone with information on the location of either Cook or Brown is asked to contact Lt. Chad Moose at (704) 216-8687, or Detective Travis Allen (704) 216-8715.

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