Friday, December 2, 2011
DOG SHOOTS OWNER: COPS NOT LOOKING FOR LEADS
Cops said they weren't looking for any leads in this case because his paws were all over the scene of the crime after he somehow shot the duck hunter in the buttocks.
The Utah duck hunter was sprayed when the murderous mutt stepped on his shotgun and blasted him.
The two were in his canoe like boat when the man got out to either set up or collect decoys.
Box Elder County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Kevin Potter told KSL that the man had laid his 12 gauge shotgun across the bow of the boat.
He said: "The dog did something to make the gun discharge. I don't know if the safety device was on. It's not impossible the dog could have taken it off safety."
Potter did not have information on the type of dog that stepped on the shotgun.
The men called 911 and walked to the main road to wait for emergency crews.
Potter added that, the fact the man was wearing waders likely helped prevent a more serious injury. His canine companion could be in the running for hunting dog of the year.