MIDLAND - Police are calling it the worst case of animal cruelty they've even seen.
17-year-old Brandon Massey of Midland is accused of viciously killing three Emu's.
His charges have been upgraded from misdemeanor to felony counts of cruelty to livestock animals.
Sergeant David Garcia says a Crime Stoppers tip led them to the teen.
It started with an animal cruelty call in the 3700 block of Northfield Drive.
That's where officers found an Emu shot in the head.