Man dies after shot in fight over his dog attacking neighbor

Published 9:00 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2019

JACKSON (AP) — A Mississippi man has died after he got into an argument over a dog attack and his neighbor shot him.

Jackson Police Sgt. Roderick Holmes says 38-year-old Richard Parker died Monday in a hospital after the Saturday night shooting.

Holmes says Parker’s dog was injured after it attacked a neighbor. The unnamed neighbor tells police that Parker then assaulted him, leading to the shooting.

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The neighbor was questioned by police after the shooting. However, no arrests have been made. Holmes says there’s no evidence now that the neighbor committed a crime. Holmes says police continue to investigate.