JAMESVILLE, N.Y. – A Jamesville man’s dog is dead after a neighbor shot it, telling police it ran into his yard “acting aggressively,’’ according to police.
The dog’s owner disputes that his dog was aggressive and wonders why the man hasn’t been charged.
The dog’s owner, Mike DiBiase, said his two pit bulls, Niki and Boy Boy, got out through a screen door and ran off down the road into the neighbor’s yard on Apulia Road in Jamesville, in the town of LaFayette, Jamesville-DeWitt school district.
DiBiase told Syracuse.com | The Post Standard he jumped in his car to retrieve them, but stopped when he saw a jogger crying in the road.
The jogger told him a man was going to kill some dogs and pointed down the road, DiBiase said. By the time he arrived, 2 1/2 year old Niki was dead, he said.
DiBiase said the shooting was unjustified.
“There is absolutely no way he should have shot my dog,” DiBiase said. “It was needless, and I believe a vendetta against me because my dogs have gone over there before.”
The neighbor who shot at the dogs, Troy LeFebvre Jr., told police the dogs were acting aggressively, threatening and “were barking and coming at him,” according to the New York State Police, who investigated the incident last week.
No charges will be filed against LeFebvre, said Jack Keller, a spokesman for the state police.
LeFebvre told officers he retreated into a camper when the dogs came at him, Keller said. A female friend came out the front door and the dogs started…
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