Man shoots another man who was beating a dog

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The sight of a dog being beaten prompted a man in Texas to take matters into his own hands.  According to ABC News, the incident took place in the Acres Home area of Houston on Wednesday morning when a man in his 60s witnessed his neighbor, described as a man in his 20s, allegedly beating a dog.

Reports indicate that the older man confronted the younger man about the alleged abuse – allegedly asking the younger man to stop beating the dog. The tense confrontation escalated and a short time later, the older man obtained a shotgun. The mother of the man in his 20s told KPRC 2 what took place:

My son attacked him in some form or fashion because they were talking about the dog. My son ran into the house. The guy that shot him ran into another area, got the shotgun and shot through my back window and shot my son in the neck,”

The man who was shot was taken to a hospital for treatment – he is expected to be released this week. The man who fired the shot is apparently not facing charges because his actions were considered to be self-defense by the authorities.

  1. virginia green
    virginia green says:

    the old man was not doing nothing wrong.he was protecting a 4 legged kid wearing fur from beginig abuse ,mistreated and or would have been killed bye the younger guy.so let the older man be.

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  2. Carol Wojton
    Carol Wojton says:

    the older man did the right thing no one and I don’t care who it is has the right to abuse a dog why didn’t the punks mother yell at her son and stop him from beating the dog up a lot of humans don’t deserve to own a pet if they don’t know how to treat it the punk got what he deserved

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  3. rieann27
    rieann27 says:

    the old man did nothing wrong the thug was beating a dog with his mother in the house mind you that says alot for the family………… and then he attacked the old man for trying to stop him mom said her son attacked the man well nuff said good for the older man

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  4. Kay Latoza
    Kay Latoza says:

    I agree there are to many times a animal is being abuse and nothing is do about it. I believe the punk should have gotten more but that is just my opinion.

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  5. Michael accetta
    Michael accetta says:

    Really guy should be charged with attempted murder. He wasn’t in danger to justify self defense. Ya the guys a dick for beating the dog but that doesn’t justify him shooting someone in the back through a window.

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  6. Lnett
    Lnett says:

    Whats the problem? Im glad he stood up 4 the dog! Hope the dog is taken away from the POS! Beating a animal should be a crime and im glad he was punished. Wish more people would do this. Maybe these POS people would learn something, or atleast get taken out. They are of no use to society!

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  7. Joe
    Joe says:

    Ik krijg zelf soms commentaar van mensen die zien dat ik mijn hond hard aanpak, maar als mensen paard rijden dan word er een zweep gebruikt, iedereen vind dat normaal, geloof me als de zweep morgen word verboden, dan zijn er geen wedstrijden meer, corrigeren is wat ik bedoel en niet afrossen !!

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  8. Chloe Brown
    Chloe Brown says:

    Animal abuse is wrong. Period. How to stop it though? Does shooting someone in the back thru a window constitute self-defense or immediate protection of the dog? No. Gather evidence, call police and animal protection. Perpetuating violence, even against an idiot who beats a helpless animal, is never ever the solution no matter how good it feels in the moment. Yes step up, but do it with your brain.

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    • Cricket
      Cricket says:

      I totally agree with you! You don’t fight violence with violence! If they would have arrested the kid and put him in jail for a couple of days and community service for a month, maybe the kid would learn some cold hard lessons in jail. Especially if someone beat him up!

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      • Barkley's Mom
        Barkley's Mom says:

        I have to disagree with you that arresting the “kid” and putting him in jail a couple of days and community service for a month will make this “kid” learn any cold hard lesson. In the KPRC 2 report, Willis Garrett said “I hope it’s a good wake-up call for him because he was having problems with his mom all of the time and going through some things with her. I just hope it’ll be a wake-up call for him,” . I don’t agree with shooting people or pets, and I don’t see where this was “self defense” either, but I do think the “kid” (I don’t consider a man in his 20’s a kid) wouldn’t be helped with a slap on the wrist either.

  9. mari smet (@greentimes999)
    mari smet (@greentimes999) says:

    WHO is protecting the dog? — Beating animals should NEVER be allowed — the older gentleman did the right thing — the younger one is an idiot, and unfortunately has no one to set him straight, not even his educated Mom — Animals are innocent and vulnerable members of society and deserve protections, respect, care & love. — the younger gentleman should be thrown in jail — he needs education, enlightenment, punishment — MORE IMPORTANT, the dog should be taken away from the young one & his family — the dog should be placed with a foster & adopted out into a caring & loving home — I THANK THE OLDER MAN FOR HIS RATIONALITY, HIS SANITY, HIS COMPASSION, HIS MORALS, HIS DUTY to do the right thing!

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  10. June Sharp
    June Sharp says:

    I AM GLAD THE OLDER MAN SHOT THE YOUNGER MONSTER. THANK GOD JUSTICE WAS DONE. I WOULD DO THE SAME BUT INSTEAD OF A GUN, I WOULD USE A BASEBALL BAT ON HIS KNEES – EFFECTIVE BUT WON’T KILL THE PERPETRATOR. BUT I DO NOT HAVE A BAT ANY MORE !!!!! LOL!

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