California man arrested for shooting, killing neighbor's dog

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Police arrested a 54-year-old man Saturday afternoon for fatally shooting his neighbor's dog in the Perris area.

A 54-year-old man is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor's dog after an ongoing dispute in Mead Valley, California.

Investigators arrested Christopher Samuel for animal cruelty and negligent discharge of a firearm, Riverside County Sheriff's Department's Perris Station officials said.

Samuel is accused of firing at his neighbor's pit bull Friday afternoon after disturbing video captured the incident during what appeared to be an argument between Samuel and the dog's owner, Michael Lemmon.

Investigators said based on the video, the canine was not a threat at the time of the shooting, but family members said there is more to the story between the two men than the disturbing video shows.

Samuel and Lemmon have apparently had an ongoing dispute over threatening to have the pit bull attack Samuel, family members said.

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