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Dog Blamed For Killing Hunter In Tragic Accident

Published: January 24, 2023 at 11:31 AM Author: Penny Eims



Geuda Springs, KS – A hunter in Geuda Springs died on Saturday morning and a dog is being blamed. According to the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, the man was in the front seat of a truck when a dog in the backseat stepped on a loaded rifle, causing the gun to discharge and strike the man’s back.

“A canine belonging to the owner of the pickup stepped on the rifle causing the weapon to discharge,” the sheriff’s office said. “The fired round struck the passenger who died of his injuries on scene.”

The man’s identity has not been released. Some reports indicate that he was 32 years of age. No information has been released about the dog.

While unusual, people being “shot” by a dog has happened before. In 2015, a woman named Allie Carter was shot in the foot when her dog stepped on the trigger of a loaded shotgun that was on the ground. And in November 2022, 32-year-old Ozgur Gevrekoglu suffered fatal injuries when his dog stepped on a loaded shotgun, causing the firearm to discharge into the man “at close range.”

(Stock images via PIxabay)

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Judy Cvetkovic
Judy Cvetkovic
1 day ago

The guy shouldn’t have left the loaded gun on the seat for the dog to step on the dog didn’t shoot the guy on purpose. Don’t be stupid.

Benita
Benita
1 day ago
Reply to  Judy Cvetkovic

Well done the dog. Innocent animals saved from that Hunter.

Margo
Margo
23 hours ago
Reply to  Judy Cvetkovic

Totally agree Judy. The gun should not have been loaded, nor should the safety have been off. Absolute twit for doing so. Having said that, I am still somewhat dubious about believing that story, I feel something much more dark and sinister has taken place and the poor dog is getting the blame.

Shana Hendrickson
Shana Hendrickson
2 days ago

Maybe the forced servitude of dogs will become less common. #karma

Antoinette Martinez
Antoinette Martinez
2 days ago

Dog is not to blame for his owner. Owner should have safety on gun. Dog is innocent. Praying dog is taken care of.

Gina Hall
Gina Hall
2 days ago

Blame the gun owner. You NEVER leave a loaded weapon lying around, on the ground, on a car seat. What was he thinking? How can the dog be blamed? That’s the most ridiculously pathetic excuse I’ve ever come across. Look up gun safety, what that man did was crass and he caused his own demise.

Gary Kuehn
Gary Kuehn
2 days ago
Reply to  Gina Hall

Also illegal to have a loaded gun in passenger compartment….dog is blameless.

GRCS
GRCS
2 days ago

Karma

Beth
Beth
2 days ago

Not the dog’s fault. Carelessness of the dog and gun owner. Gun safety. Never blame a dog for something like this. Poor dog lost his owner.

Margo
Margo
23 hours ago
Reply to  Beth

Carelessness of the gun owner and ONLY the gun owner. Dog has no fault or blame here.

judy thorpe
judy thorpe
2 days ago

Caption is all wrong. It should have read: CARELESS GUN OWNER LEAVES LOADED RIFLE WITH DOG ACCIDENTLY KILLING HIM

Last edited 2 days ago by judy thorpe
Tonya
Tonya
1 day ago

He wasn’t shot by the dog! He caused the accident by having a loaded rifle in the back seat with his dog!!!

Kate
Kate
1 day ago

What kind of idiot leaves a loaded gun in the back seat with a dog? A big one I guess. Yet another example of the stupidity of some humans. The dog did not step on the gun on purpose to shoot the man. It seems this gun owner is not the only fool though. Too often I have said that human intelligence is an oxymoron and here we have at least one example. One has to wonder if this hunter learned anything from this. One less hunter killing animals though.

Margo
Margo
23 hours ago
Reply to  Kate

Right on Kate. Could not agree more.

Laura
Laura
1 day ago

A “hunter” dumb enough to leave a loaded gun loose like that? I don’t see where they’re blaming the poor dog though, and I hope he/she is in a good place now.

ABS314
ABS314
1 day ago

Not only is it NOT the dog’s fault (it’s the idiot owner’s for being so careless with a weapon, and imagine all the other stupid and/or illegal things that guy did.) – but frankly, one less hunter in the world, the dog should get a medal.

Paige D
Paige D
1 day ago

I truly hope “no information re the dog” does not mean it was euthanized or dumped at a shelter for what was clearly not its fault

Margo
Margo
23 hours ago
Reply to  Paige D

Yes Paige that was my main concern too. I want to know that the INNOCENT dog is in a better home now, hopefully one filled with love and totally WITHOUT HUNTERS.

Minerva de la Torriente
Minerva de la Torriente
1 day ago

The doggy is innocent!!

Patricia Wicker
Patricia Wicker
1 day ago

I want to know what happened to this Innocent Dog! Did you kill him??????

Snake
Snake
19 hours ago

Sounds to me like the irresponsible truck owner is guilty of involuntary manslaughter, for leaving the gun loaded during transport.