Fresno Neighbors Feud Over Dog: Both Dead | Crime
Two Fresno neighbors who feuded for years over a Border Collie both died violent deaths Thursday night. An unidentified 59 year old man was the victim of a homicide. The 74 year old who pulled the trigger ended his life by shooting himself in the head. Police have yet to release their names.
Gunfire was heard early Thursday night at a condominium complex in Northwest Fresno. The 74 year old man confronted his neighbor because his dog got into his backyard. They began wrestling and the 59 year old was shot once in the leg.
Police Chief Jerry Dyer says his wife came out to see what was going on and her husband told her to get back in the house. The fighting continued and Chief Dyer says it ended when the man with the gun shot his neighbor in the head. He died at the scene.
The 74 year old left in a maroon Acura but police were tipped off to the description of his car. He was spotted in the River Park Shopping Center. Chief Dyer says his officers blocked his exit by Macaroni Grill. Dyer says he stopped his car and then pulled out his gun and shot himself in the head.
An eyewitness told KMPH News that he witnessed the entire incident in the parking lot. He says police sat back and the man initiated his suicide on his own.
Chief Dyer says the names of the two men who died will be released once their relatives are notified.