Dog shooting case continued PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:14
Christopher Zimmerman leaves court. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
A Pemberville man accused of shooting a neighbor's dog in front of that man's children appeared in Bowling Green Municipal Court Wednesday.
The case, which was slated for a pretrial hearing, was continued to Nov. 13 at 1 p.m.
"The case is complicated, as the court can appreciate," said James Sharp, the lawyer for Christopher Zimmerman, 64, as he addressed Judge Mark Reddin in the courtroom.
Zimmerman is criminally charged with injuring an animal, inducing panic and pointing and discharging firearms after the Sept. 8 incident, in which he reportedly shot the dog - a 6-month-old mixed-breed named Puppy - after it ran onto his property in the 100 Block of East College Avenue, Pemberville. The dog, shot with a .45 caliber Desert Eagle handgun, died of its wound minutes later.
Zimmerman claimed he shot the animal because it had approached him with hackles raised "like it was going to attack" him.
The dog's owner, and Zimmerman's next-door neighbor, Martin Smith, contested that claim.
According to a police report, one of Smith's juvenile sons was less than 15 feet away from Zimmerman when he shot the dog.
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:17

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