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DOGGY DRIVE-BY: Boone County Dog Shot

Sheriff’s deputies in Boone County are investigating a doggie-drive by shooting.

"You know, dogs, they're innocent. They're sitting around, laying around and for somebody to shoot a dog, that's uncalled for," says Sheriff Greg Elsberry.

The dog survived.  The owner of the dog didn't want to go on camera, but tells police he saw the shooter take off in a pick-up truck just like the one Bryan Miller, who lives a few miles away, drives.  So police pulled Miller over.  He insists he didn’t shoot the dog.  "My family loves our dog like you cannot believe." Miller says,  "I feel sorry for this guy.  We did not do this.  I don't know what to say.  I feel terrible."

Miller has not been charged with shooting the dog, but he was charged with drunk driving and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.  Police believe the dog was shot with a pellet gun not the gun that Miller was carrying.


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