Houston-area man not prosecuted in fatal shooting of dog

Rebekah Tomlin

Associated Press

HOUSTON– A Houston-area man who was facing a charge of animal cruelty after he shot and killed a Staffordshire bull terrier at a dog park will not be prosecuted.

A Harris County grand jury on Monday declined to indict 27-year-old Joseph Potts.

Authorities say Potts, who is a concealed hand gun license owner, shot a 2-year-old bull terrier named Diesel at the Bay Area Dog Park in January. Potts told police that the dog was aggressive toward him, his wife and their two pets.

Authorities say Potts shot the dog three times.

Karey Wilson, Diesel’s owner, said her dog posed no danger.

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