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Boys, ages 13 and 15, charged with setting cat on fire in Northeast Baltimore

Two teenage boys have been arrested and charged as juveniles after assaulting a cat and setting it on fire last month in Northeast Baltimore, city police said.

The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16 in the 5100 block of Harford Road. Animal Control was called to the scene, where the animal was pronounced dead, Baltimore Police said Thursday.

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Baltimore Police spokesman Chief T.J. Smith said two boys, ages 13 and 15, were charged.

A surveillance camera in the area captured the assault, and police released stills from the video depicting five individuals.

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Smith said investigators are still trying to identify the other three suspects in the video.

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