Man killed after shooting hiker's dog

Coroner identifies man shot dead after killing hiker’s dog

The coroner has identified a man who was shot dead after killing a hiker’s dog. According to Monday’s KTVB News, officers fatally wounded 42-year-old Benjamin C. Barnes after the man shot and killed a hiker’s dog and threatened other people who were hiking in the Boise foothills on Saturday.

The Foothills area was busy with hikers and mountain bikers at the time – a woman who made a post to the Boise Trail Runners Facebook group wrote about the terrifying scene:

Nothing like a Sat. morning trail run with my dog watching the sunrise and listening to the birds and water then having a mountain biker pull a gun on your dog and you. I was scared for her life and scared to run home.

A man who had been enjoying the morning with his Vizsla, Moses, was not as fortunate – the shooter killed the dog and witnesses claim that he was heard threatening others, reported WCNC News.

According to the local authorities, Barnes had very little criminal history and his motive for Saturday’s bizarre rampage is unknown. Barnes’ family has not been located – anyone with information about his family is asked to call 208-287-5556.


Boy’s dog killed after government agency’s cyanide bomb goes off in Idaho – read the story here.

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Terrified dog, surrendered by family – too scared to walk. Read how you can help here.

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35 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    The Psycho NEED to be PUT DOWN !!! PERIOD!!! Before he starting slaughtering people and animal’s alike !!! I commend the Man that took him OUT of SOCIETY before his number of victims went up into the DOUBLE Digits

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  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Another nut case running around with a gun killing dogs and threatening innocent people. Thank you officers for ridding the world of this POS who would have most likely received a slap on the wrist for killing a dog. I can’t imagine the heartbreak Mose’s owner is going through!

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  3. Rev. Dr. Yvonne Ray says:

    The man who killed the hiker’s dog could have used illegal drugs and had a violent reaction. These illegal drugs aren’t fun and games. People need to never touch these things.

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  4. Kathleen Drude says:

    Another lunatic on the loose! I feel for the man who had his dog shot and killed by this thing! The only comfort I can offer that man is to let him know that Moses is at peace! Good nite Moses your life was taken thru no fault of your own! Run free sweet angel no pain! You feel the sun on you plenty of food and cool clear water to drink! Till you meet again be at peace! Good nite Moses

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  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    Glad he was killed – another lunatic we don’t have to worry about. Unfortunately, an innocent dog was killed and my sympathies only lie with him.

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    • Rev. Dr. Yvonne Ray says:

      Karma doesn’t exist because there is a God. God, at the very least, allowed this man to be killed. It’s too bad he wasn’t killed before he killed an innocent dog.

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      • tina says:

        Karma does exist God doesn’t for everyone! Stop your bible fucking bullshit you Bitch. Go to a religious site if you want to preach your BULLSHIT!

      • Rev. Dr. Yvonne Ray says:

        The Reverend is concerned about people’s eternal life. When people come out fighting, threatening, using profanity and the like, I wonder if they are under conviction of the Holy Spirit.
        I was leaving her alone. She chose to respond to me – repeatedly.

      • Barkley's Mom says:

        Sue, If you had seen how the good Rev. Dr. Yvonne Ray has been carrying on about “Karma” you would understand.

      • Barkley's Mom says:

        Rev. Dr. Yvonne Ray, How about you NOT jump on anyone that mentions “karma”. If a person want’s to believe someone will be punished via “karma” what is it hurting? In a society where we see evil doers getting away with very little or no punishment at all, “karma” is a way to hope they will get their’s in the end. We don’t need your ‘concern” for our eternal life or you preaching. You have expressed yourself on the “karma” situation many times, we get it, now drop it!

      • Rev. Dr. Yvonne Ray says:

        For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV

      • andrew says:

        Rev. Stop insulting and attacking other people’s religious beliefs.Many who practice religions where karma does exist should not be attacked nor insulted NOT EVEN CORRECTED. This site is for animals only not for someone who continuously feels the need to correct when others because of their use of the word karma.Please be a REAL good Christian and allow people to practice their own religion without be criticized and corrected. Allow their FREEDOM OF RELIGION with being dumped on.

      • tina says:

        Rev. You kept at it. We don’t need your help. Stop stuffing your religious bull on this site. And I agree with Barley’s Mom why don’t you just leave people alone who uses the word karma. I have yet seen anyone being jumped on by non believers when they use God in their comments. If you can’t be a good Christian at least be a good human being and have respect for other people’s belief.

      • pennysdachshund says:

        Andrew Made perfect sense in his statement to you Yet you continue to expound on your own beliefs!!! Makes me think you got your Doctor of Religion on LINE!!! Someone who actually went to a College or University for a degree that is accredited and legal wouldn’t be continuing the Happy Horse Shit knowing full well not one of US want to hear it… Thank you!

      • tina says:

        Sue, you have know clue. The Rev. needs to mind her own business and allow people to follow and practice the religion of their own choice.

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