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Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 6:10 PM
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."
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.
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.
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 1:54 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 7:23 AM
— 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.
“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.
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
Published: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 9:04 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 10:17 AM
— Flooding overnight is still effecting the area with road closures and house flooding due to high waters Sunday.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:50 PM
— 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.