Skip to comments.4 people shot, 1 killed in dispute over dog
Posted on 05/28/2009 12:26:12 PM PDT by Chet 99
4 people shot, 1 killed in dispute over dog
03:07 PM EDT on Thursday, May 28, 2009
By NewsChannel 36 Staff
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CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. -- Two sheriff's deputies, an 8-year-old girl and her father are recovering after being shot by a man who was angry over the death of his dog.
The gunfire started late Wednesday night in a community northwest of Lenoir on Grandin Road near N.C. 18.
Residents in the neighborhood say Rolland Younce shot his neighbor Tony Moore and Moore's 8-year-old daughter Ashley.
"It was, from what I understand, over a pit bull dog," one neighbor told NewsChannel 36.
Younce was allegedly angry because Moore had shot and killed his dog. Neighbors say Moore shot the dog because it killed his cat.
Two Caldwell County deputies were shot when they responded to the scene. Younce was killed in an exchange of gunfire with deputies. His body was found a short distance from his home.
Ashley Moore was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem due to the seriousness of her injuries. Her father was transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The Moore family has asked the hospitals to withhold information on their conditions.
The two deputies -- Marty Robbins and Thomas McManus -- are expected to be OK.
McManus was treated for a gunshot wound to his forearm. He was released from a hospital late Thursday morning.
Robbins remains in stable condition at Carolinas Medical Center. Caldwell County deputies say Robbins was shot in the arm and leg.
The shooting shocked neighbors, but many of the residents told NewsChannel 36 that a battle had been brewing between the two men for some time.
"To me I think it's a little childish," one neighbor said. "The guy should have done something to try to keep the dog in his own yard."
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is in charge of the investigation. Officers say Animal Control removed a dead pit bull from Younce's property. A Chihuahua, which was not harmed, was also taken from the property.
dude, again. you and dogs. what’s up?
Good fences make good neighbors.
At least the pit bull didn’t shoot anyone...
Even here in The Peoples Democratic Utopian Republic of Massachusettstan, you can shoot someone else’s dog if it goes after your animals.
“The two deputies — Marty Robbins and Thomas McManus — are expected to be OK.”
Marty Robbins is a sherriff now?
Pit Bull owners are sick.
There was an old woman who swallowed a cow,
I don’t know how she swallowed a cow!
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat,
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed the fly,
Perhaps she’ll die.
Gun fight over a dog, Marty Robbins present, - Sounds like good material for a country song!
Like wimmin, cats are the source of lots of trouble
My kids used to love that song! We sang it all time time. The best part is the spider!
I’m liking it...
Well like they say it’s not the pit bull it’s the owner!
It seems to be an agenda - pit bulls.
I once came close to shooting our neighbor’s dog had my cat not found some additional speed.
It’s really a shame a man had to lose his life over this. I’m glad the chihuahua is okay, though.
Too bad it wasn’t in the west Texas town of El Paso.
Hey, unless he’s posting from his hospital bed, we can assume Chet wasn’t involved. The real concern is whether one of our usual staunch pit bull defenders doesn’t appear on this thread.
Separate funerals, do you think?
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