Dog Shot During Encounter On Manhattan Street

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police say a dog was shot and wounded after it approached a man walking his dogs in Manhattan.

On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 4:55 PM, residents in the area of 6th Street and Fremont Street in Manhattan reported that gunshots had been fired.

When officers arrived, they found that a large brown Mastiff had been shot.

Riley County Police Department spokesman Lieutenant Josh Kyle says a man, who police are not identifying, was walking his two dogs in the area when the Mastiff ran up on them. The man fell backwards off the curb and Kyle says he fired one shot at the Mastiff, hitting it in the leg.

The man was transported to the hospital with back pain from falling down but officials say his dogs were not injured in the incident.

The owner of the Mastiff was cited for Allowing a Dog to Run at Large.

The man who shot the dog was cited for Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm in the City Limits.

No arrests were made.

Kyle says the injuries to the Mastiff were not life-threatening. He declined to release any other details on the case but noted that the man who fired the gunshot was not cited for any concealed carry violations.


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