Owner cited after shooting dog at Cincinnati park

Published On: Apr 03 2013 07:02:47 AM HST

Police were called to a dog park after receiving a call that an owner shot another dog.

CINCINNATI -

Police were called to a dog park after receiving a call that an owner shot another dog.

Cincinnati police responded to the Doris Day Dog Park on Westwood Northern Boulevard.

Officers said one owner shot another dog after it began attacking his dog.      

Police said Robert Marx, 74, used a 9 millimeter handgun to shoot Katlynn Hornsby’s dog.

“I’m heartbroken. I’ve been crying all day,” Hornsby said.

Hornsby’s dog, a 1-year-old Pit bull named Bruski, had to be euthanized after being shot.

“We took him to the dog park all the time, at least twice a week and he never ever got into fights with dogs. He was perfectly good with dogs. He loved to play with them. He was so excited every time we pulled up to the dog park. And today it was just different,” Hornsby said.

Police said Bruski and the other dog got into a fight Tuesday afternoon.

“As soon as it happened the dude ran up and threatened to shoot my dog and before we even had a chance to break them apart he shot him,” Hornsby said.

Hornsby said the park was crowded with other dogs and children at the time of the shooting.

“There was kids there and he pulled out a gun and shot. A kid could have been hurt. I could have been hurt. I was holding my dog as he shot him,” Hornsby said.

Officers said witnesses told them Bruski attacked Marx’s dog but there were no signs of injuries.

Police said the owner who shot the dog had a concealed-carry permit and was allowed to have a gun.

Police cited the owner for discharging a firearm within the city limits and criminal damaging.

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