Man shoots neighbor's dog, claims self-defense

A Fairbanks man claimed self-defense after shooting a neighbor's dog in his yard near downtown Fairbanks.

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FAIRBANKS- A Fairbanks man claimed self-defense after shooting a neighbor's dog in his yard near downtown Fairbanks. The man shot the 30-pound chow-type dog Sunday once with a .45-caliber handgun and was not charged. Police Lt. Doug Welborn says the man had previously complained to authorities about his neighbor's aggressive dogs, which entered his yard near the Clay Street Cemetery in east Fairbanks. The man previously had used pepper spray on the dogs. The shooter told police the aggressive dog on Sunday barked and growled at his son and his dog. The boy ran inside and the shooter told police he shot the aggressive dog as it moved toward his own dog. The shooter called police after the incident.

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