An argument erupted early on Wednesday morning between two Houston neighbors. A man in his twenties was beating his dog, and a man in his sixties strongly objected to it. He went inside his house and grabbed a gun, and shot the dog abuser. He will not be facing any charges.
Neither of the men have been identified, but the younger man’s mother gave an account of what happened.
“My son attacked him, I guess, in some form or fashion, because they were talking about the dog. My son ran into the house. The guy that shot him ran into another area, got the shotgun and shot through my back window and shot my son in the neck,” she said told KPRC 2.”
The gunshot was not fatal, but she said her son had to go to the hospital for treatment. He was expected to be released the same day.
Houston police said the older man would not be charged with shooting the younger man because they considered this to be a case of self-defense.
“I would hope it’s a good wake-up call for him because he was having problems with his mom all of the time and going through some things with her,” explained another neighbor, Willis Garrett. “I just hope it’ll be a wake-up call for him.”