Gardnerville man arrested after shooting dog

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Updated: 11/22/2013 6:08 am

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Douglas County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Gardnerville man who allegedly fired dozens of rounds at his dog, killing him.

Sheriff's Sgt. Pat Brooks says 61-year-old James Skiman allegedly chased the 11-year-old English pointer out of his home and shot it with a .45 caliber handgun after the dog bit him in the face and tore his lip.

Brooks tells the Reno Gazette-Journal Skim reloaded his gun several times, shooting 27 rounds.

Deputies found the dog dead on the porch.

Brooks says Skiman was intoxicated at the time and had a 0.11 blood alcohol content.

Authorities say the dog had bitten Skiman before.

Skiman is facing charges of animal cruelty, resisting police and firing a weapon while intoxicated.


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Speed - 11/22/2013 10:59 AM
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I'd be willing to bet the guy abused the dog before that. He never should have even had a dog. Don't know the area,but he's probably extremely lucky he didn't kill another person with his shooting spree. NO dog deserves that kind of treatment. Imagine how terrified that dog must have been....I hope they throw the book at that guy,and I hope the dog rests in peace in God's loving care.

justiceforall - 11/22/2013 10:42 AM
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Murderer! Completely disgusting behavior!!

Bubbles - 11/22/2013 7:14 AM
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To bad the dog didn't rip the old pile of wastes throat out first.
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