- South Carolina, U.S.A. -
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested 24-year-old KELTON DEVON YOUNG (pictured below), after a shootout with deputies, which led to the shooting of a dog.
On Saturday evening, April 11, deputies were sent to a home on St. Paul Church Road in Camden about a restraining order violation.
Multiple gunshots were fired. YOUNG shot at deputies, and a bullet hit the dog in the neck who was trying to protect the family.
Despite the wounds, the brave furbaby attempted to chase YOUNG off the property.
On April 14, YOUNG appeared in court, and bond was denied by a Kershaw County Magistrate.
He claimed that the dog came at him and bit his hand after he shot into his ex-girlfriend's house and pointed the gun at the woman.
Sheriff Lee Boan said that the pup then ran off and was found 24 hours later.
The injured pooch is being treated at Camden Veterinary Hospital for a gunshot wound to the neck, “a wound that represents the loyalty the dog showed his family,” said Sheriff Boan.
Sheriff Boan also said: “Our thought was he probably ran off and died but to hear that he was found and taken to the vet was good news for everybody.”
According to investigators, the veterinarians said the dog is healing a little bit every day and is expected to recover.
YOUNG is currently being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center, facing numerous charges.