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Jackson Police hold onto dog involved in a fatal shooting

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Police have custody of the dog involved in a fatal shooting Friday. 

Officer Colendula Green would not comment Monday on whether the eight month old pitbull would be euthanized or returned to its owner. 

"The case is still under investigation," said Officer Colendula Green.

Neighbors in the 2100 block of Oakhurst Drive said they heard two to four shots fired Friday afternoon. 

According to witnesses the dog was trying to attack children in a back yard and that's when Betty Walker tried to shoot the animal.

The dog was hit in the leg, Walker's husband Robert Walker, 53, was struck in the chest. 

He later died at UMC. 

The dog's owner said it was never vicious and was always securely fenced in.

"I was in the house asleep and my cousin right here told me somebody shot my dog," said dog owner Lazarius Montgomery. "I came outside and see a big bullet hole in her leg."

"Somebody had to pick her up out the gate," said Montgomery's cousin Robert Ferguson. "She can't jump the gate.  She's just eight months, a puppy."  

Betty Walker was detained by police for questioning, but was later released. 

Police were calling it an accidental shooting.  

She was not charged with a crime.

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