Police: Man shoots dog in neighbor’s fenced-in yard

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ChinC, dog shot by neighbor

A York County man is facing charges after police say he shot and killed a neighbor’s dog on Saturday. Joel Jackson , 49, is accused of shooting the dog while it was playing in a fenced-in yard with other dogs along the first block of York Street in Manchester Borough.

Jackson told police he was sitting in his living room when he heard the dogs barking. He grabbed a pellet gun, walked down the street and shot the 1 year-old German Shepard Boxer mix in the chest.

The owner heard the shot and when she looked out her window, she saw Jackson holding what she thought was a rifle. He fled the scene and she pursued him until he walked into his own home along the 100 block of York Street. The dog died a short time later.

Jackson admitted to shooting the dog. He told police he thought they  seemed aggressive because they jumped up on the fence every time he would walk by.

Jackson is charged with reckless endangerment and animal cruelty.