- Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA -
On Thursday, November 14, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office was called about shots fired.
Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Lombard Drive and when they started to look around the area, they found a puddle of blood.
28-year-old DARIUS TURNER had shot in the leg his neighbor’s dog.
The dog’s parent said he let his furbaby out to use the bathroom and he must have gotten out of the fence through a hole.
TURNER said that his motion sensor light came on outside his house, so he went outside to check what was going on.
According to the police report, the accused saw two dogs in his yard and when he tried to scare them away, one of the two dogs growled and charged at him.
TURNER then went into his house to get his rifle and fired one shot at the helpless dog.
Quite rightfully, deputies asked him why he did not contact Animal Control or the police and he said that he was not thinking and acted on impulse.
DARIUS TURNER was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals and illegal use of a weapon.
The Advocate reports that Casey Rayborn Hicks, spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, said to her knowledge the dog survived the incident.