Beacon Journal staff report
A Stow man told police he was forced to shoot his neighbor’s dog after the mixed-breed animal came into his yard and acted aggressively toward him and his son.
A Genevieve Boulevard man was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor counts of killing or injuring an animal and discharging a firearm after turning himself in to Stow police. He is scheduled to appear Friday in Stow Municipal Court.
According to a press release issued Wednesday by Stow police, a witness told police that he saw the man shoot his neighbor’s dog the afternoon of July 27.
Officers then questioned the suspect, who said he was shooting a pellet gun with his son when the “dog entered their yard and acted aggressive.”