Man Shoots His Neighbor in the Neck for Beating His Dog

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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.”

20 thoughts on “Man Shoots His Neighbor in the Neck for Beating His Dog”

  1. Problem with this story is they don’t say what happened to the dog or if younger man is being charged for cruelty.

    It animal cruelty illegal in Houston? Is dog in protective custody? Was dog in full compliance with the city code?

    They miss an opportunity to educate…..

  2. Gotta love it! You coward!

    Thank you sir, for standing up for the dog. Thank you Texas for not punishing him for doing so.

    • Agreed! Isn’t this what America is about…standing up and defending those that can’t defend themselves? The only thing that would have made this story any better is if the abuser didn’t make it out alive…put him out of our misery. Trials cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, a bullet only costs a quarter…be fiscally responsible!


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