An eight-month-old puppy who was running to greet two elementary school-aged boys, who were coming home from school, was gunned down by a man in Pemberville, Ohio, reported Tuesday's Toledo News Now.
Martin Smith's dog, "Puppy," a Labrador/border collie mix, was shot and killed near Smith's young children as they came home from Pemberville Elementary.
According to Thursday's publication of The Raw Story, the man responsible for killing the puppy is 64-year-old Christopher Zimmerman, a Vietnam veteran.
According to the Sentinel-Tribune, Zimmerman was charged with injuring animals, inducing panic, and pointing and discharging firearms for the incident, which took place this past Sunday.
Zimmerman allegedly yelled “Get the hell away," to one of the children who was trying to retrieve the puppy, before drawing his gun and shooting the pup.
The officer who took the report noted that the puppy could not have been charging at the man, as Zimmerman tried to claim.
Martin Smith said that his son is traumatized by the shooting:
"He can't get it out of his mind,"
Noah was right there. It was really close. He thought he was gonna get shot. He didn't know what to do, he just ran for his life."
Zimmerman is not currently in jail for the shooting.
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