DANSVILLE – The neighbor who has been accused by a family of shooting and killing their dog indicated that he is confident he will not be prosecuted as a result of the incident.
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A Facebook Page linking to a petition site set up by Rochester animal rights advocates says that a German Shepherd, Emmitt, was shot to death in cold blood after he somehow escaped from a fenced yard and ran up to a neighbor, Todd Hall.
“Just wait until the police report comes out,” said Hall. “You will see the people involved.”
The petition web page, however, says that Hall’s decision to shoot was completely uncalled for, and demands that Hall be prosecuted.
“Emmitt was out in our fenced yard, and somehow got loose from his eight foot, double latched fenced yard,” states the petition page. “Our neighbor, who states he was running late to pick up his son and that Emmitt would not allow him to leave, went inside his residence to call the police, returned outside, and shot Emmitt.”
No charges have been filed against Hall.
The Dansville Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into the shooting. Dansville Police officials said that they will release more information next week.