No charges in fatal shooting of dog, and his owner is upset about it

Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 6:10 PM

Dog owner angry no charges filed in connection with dog's shooting

The owner of an American Staffordshire Terrier is upset because no charges were pursued in the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Boi Boi on Mother's Day. 

The Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report of the incident offers no explanation as to why no charges were pursued or filed against the neighbor who fired the fatal shot, and that's not sitting well with Boi Boi's owner, John Johnson Jr. of Harrison Twp. 

Johnson told sheriff's investigators he saw no one outside when he let Boi Boi out to relieve himself. 

He told News Center 7's Mike Campbell on Wednesday afternoon he believes the neighbor went in to get a gun after seeing the dog out. 

"He went in, came out, shot my dog, went back in the house and buttoned up," Johnson told Campbell. 

The neighbor -- who is not being identified by name because no charges were filed -- told sheriff's investigators he fired one shot from his .40-caliber handgun in the direction of the dog to scare it away and not to hit it. The neighbor told authorities he didn't realize he had wounded the dog. 

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Investigators did find the shell casing near the patio, where the neighbor said he fired the shot. 

Johnson, not seeing his dog, called for him. When Boi Boi returned, Johnson said he noticed blood. He took his pet to a vet and was told the bullet tore through the dog's liver and intestines. Surgery was no guarantee Boi Boi would survive, Johnson said he was told, so he and his family had the dog put down. 

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According to the sheriff's report, Johnson "did not have the dog on a leash and there is a large section of the yard that is not fenced in. There would be no offense to file charges on."

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Dry time to start the week

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 4:52 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

Flood advisory until 3:15 p.m. for the following counties:

Clinton, Champaign, Clark, Greene, Montgomery and Warren

Mostly cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy are expected this afternoon. It will be a dry day with highs in the upper 40s. Some spots may get into the lower 50s. It will also be breezy with winds gusting over 25 miles per hour at times.

Quick-Look Forecast:

  • Streams, creeks and rivers may still rise through Sunday.
  • More sunshine to start the week.
  • Rain returns Wednesday and Thursday.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

TONIGHT: A dry and cool night is expected. Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies are expected with highs in the lower to middle 50s.

TUESDAY: We get back into the upper 50s with mostly sunny skies.

WEDNESDAY: The chance for rain returns in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY: Rain showers are expected with highs in the middle 50s.

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High water blocks some roads; troopers urge driver safety

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 7:23 AM

Narrows Reserve Under Water

Heavy rains made for tough driving conditions Saturday, but high water remains a concern through the weekend.

Lower lying and more rural roads are at a greater risk of flooding, such as Ohio 68 in Beavercreek, and Ohio 725, which is closed until further notice between Peniwit and Lower Bellbrook roads.

>> Swollen waterways prompt flood watch, warnings along Great Miami R., other spots

“We just want motorists to take a little extra time in planning where they want to go,” Sgt. Rod Murphy of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Anyone planning to head out this morning should be aware of potential flooding that could block your way.

If you see standing water in the roadway, turn around, even if the water appears shallow.

“It’s not worth the risk. It’s better to just safely turn around and find another way,” Murphy said.

Water pushing out of man holes between Xenia Avenue and Pritz Avenue in Dayton Sunday morning.

>> Kasich declares emergency over Ohio flooding

On wet roadways another concern is hydroplaning, when tires lose their grip on the pavement. Motorists in that situation are advised to “just let off the gas, slow down, and try to get to a safe area,” Murphy said.

Late Saturday and early Sunday there were reports of flooding throughout the Miami Valley.

6:42 a.m.: Road was shut down from South and Oxford to Franklin Trenton and Hobart in Franklin

5:23 a.m.: High water reported at Lower Valley Pike in Springfield

3:27 a.m.: High water reported at Wilson Road between Fenner Road and OH-55.

3:05 a.m.: South Valley at US-35 is shut-down due to high water.

1:45 a.m.: April Lane at New Germany Trebien Road and Beavery Valley Road closed.

12:00 a.m.: Upper Bellbrook Road reported having high water.

12:00 a.m.: High water on US-68 and North at Sutton Road caused a vehicle slide off and a police cruiser was damaged.

11:30 p.m.: Hebble Creek was out of its banks in Fairborn in Greene County

11:17 p.m.: A flash flood in Lebanon in Warren County led to multiple road closures throughout the county due to high water, including Morrow-Milgrove Road, Lower Springboro and South Pioneer roads and Corwin Road.

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Flooding and high waters affect roads, homes throughout Miami Valley

Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:04 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

Marshall Gorby
(Marshall Gorby)

Flooding overnight is still effecting the area with road closures and house flooding due to high waters Sunday.

>> High water blocks some roads; troopers urge driver safety

  • Stewart Road is closed in Sugarcreek Township between Mead Road and Washington Mill.
  • Lower Bellbrook road is closed between Little Miami and State Route 725.
  • Franklin-Trenton Road at the Norfolk railroad crossing is closed.
  • Lower Springboro Road is closed from Pioneer to Fourth Street in Franklin
  • The 1700 block of East Mason Morrow Millgrove Road to OH-22 is closed.
  • Old Kingsmill Road from the 6900 block to the 7400 block is closed
  • Cones Road at the bike trails is closed in Hamilton Township
  • The 200 block of Corwin Avenue is closed.
  • The 5000 block of Middletown Road at the covered bridge is closed.
  • Franklin-Trenton Road is closed from Martz-Pauline Road to the city of Franklin.

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How to strike back

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:50 PM

Strike back

If you were faced with an assault, would you know what to do? 

In a parking lot, on the street, or in your home, you CAN turn the tables on your attacker. 

How to protect yourself when a predator strikes Monday beginning at 5 p.m. on News Center 7.

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