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Man shoots wiener dog multiple times, says he thought it was an alligator
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August 9, 2017 - ListenUpYall.com

A man in Caddo Parish has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly fatally shooting his neighbor’s dachshund, because he thought it was an alligator. Caddo Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Bobby Herring says the owners of the dog discovered their pet, Chloe, was missing and she was found in the yard of Tommy Collinsworth Jr’s residence.


“He had spoken to deputies and he had said he didn’t know exactly what he was shooting at and that he thought he was shooting at an alligator.”

Herring says the 11-year-old dog has never been aggressive and did no damage to Collinsworth’s property. He says the dog was found in the pond with multiple gunshot wounds.

“The dog was shot several times with a rifle and I believe the rifle that was used had a scope on it.”

Herring says the shooting of Chloe was in no way justified.

“Some circumstances warrant having to shoot something for self-defense of that type of indecent but the deputies made a determination that that just didn’t fit and the law applied here.”

 

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