Police say man who shot dogs was defending himself

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Frank Schultz
Sunday, July 28, 2013

JANESVILLE--Police say the shootings of two dogs on Saturday night was a case of self defense.

A resident of the 1400 block of Sharon Street on the city’s near-east side reportedly shot two of his neighbor’s dogs, killing one and wounding the other, around 7:50 p.m. Saturday.

Police said in a Sunday news release that the two “pit bull type” dogs were charging at the man, who felt threatened.

Police are referring the case to the district attorney’s office to be reviewed for possible charges.

“The dogs were unleashed, left their owner's property and charged toward the man, who retreated into his garage,” according to the press release. “The man felt threatened by the dogs and shot them both. One dog was found deceased in the garage while the other fled back to its owner and was taken to a veternarian.”

The release continues: “All shots were fired within the resident's single-car garage, where the resident was cornered. The evidence in the case supports the resident's story.”

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Last updated: 8:24 am Monday, July 29, 2013

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