TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police say a man has been charged with attempted murder after attempting to shoot a man, but shooting his own dog instead.
AL.com reports that Trussville police were responding to a report of shots fired on Saturday and found 38-year-old Michael Jeremy Downs trying to leave the scene.
Police determined that Downs had attempted to shoot a man he was arguing with, but instead shot his own dog that had been seated near the man.
The dog is expected to recover and is being treated at a local humane society.
Downs was being held on bail. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.