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Soldotna man shoots dog through door

Posted: December 24, 2011 - 10:21am  |  Updated: December 24, 2011 - 2:54pm

A Soldotna resident accidentally shot his dog Friday after thinking someone was breaking into his home, officials reported.

Jesse Evans, 56, called Alaska State Troopers to report his home was in the process of being robbed, initially claiming two rounds were fired through his front door and that he had returned fire, also shooting through his front door.

However, Troopers found Evans, the only occupant of the residence, under the influence of alcohol and prescription medications. Evans admitted to accidentally shooting his dog, Nuka, as a result of the incident. The dog was taken to a local veterinarian where it underwent surgery for the single gunshot wound. Troopers report the dog is likely to survive the incident and is currently doing well.

Troopers are still investigating the incident. Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said Evans had not been arrested or charged with any crime as of Saturday.

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aspiecelia
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aspiecelia 12/24/11 - 05:41 pm
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He did not accidentally shoot the dog

He shot the dog on purpose, but thought it was a person. My understanding of the law is if it had been a person he would not have had the right to shoot until the person breached the door and come into his home. People with drug and alcohol problems should not have guns. The dog should go to another home.

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Norseman 12/24/11 - 06:37 pm
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get help

This man needs to get into drug and alcohol treatment asap.

radiokenai
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radiokenai 12/25/11 - 10:14 am
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Now wait a second....
Unpublished

If the owner was under the influence of Drugs and Alcohol, while in the possession of a firearm, there is a law against that (Misconduct Involving Weapons).

And he walks away with no charges?

Wow...

AKMaineIac
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AKMaineIac 12/25/11 - 10:49 am
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Duh

Reckless conduct? Target identification is critical, or you end up shooting something much worse than your dog. Sounds like someone needs to back off the sauce....

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