Police: Woman shoots man and dog after his dog attacked a puppy

Crime

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police say a man who was shot Wednesday was confronting a woman who shot his dog.

Police also say the woman who shot the dog did it because it was attacking her puppy.

It happened just after noon Wednesday on Green between 8th and Mossman Streets.

According to police a pit bull escaped from a yard in the 800 block of North Green. A 59-year-old man who lives at the home with the owner of the dog saw it escape and followed it to a home in the 2800 block of East Mossman.

Police say the pit bull attacked a Rottweiler puppy until a 42-year-old woman shot the pit bull. The pit bull had minor injuries. Police did not say if the puppy was injured.

The 59-year-old man took the pit bull back to his home and told the dog owner what had happened.

The 31-year-old dog owner drove a tan SUV to the home on Mossman. Police say there was a disturbance and the dog owner’s SUV was rammed. Police say the 42-year-old woman fired a gun, hitting the dog owner in the rear.

By this point, police were in the area and heard the shots being fired. They arrived to see the man running and getting into a silver Jeep and leaving.

Police say the man’s friends and roommates were in the Jeep and had followed him to the home on Mossman.

Police stopped Jeep and found the gunshot victim. They say he had a non-life-threatening injury.

Investigators are still working the case. If you know any information that could help them, call Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

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