Fight over barking dog ends in deadly shootingPosted: Updated:
MESA -- One person was killed when a dispute between neighbors turned violent early Thursday morning.
Fight over barking dog ends in fatal shooting - One person was killed when a dispute between neighbors turned violent early Thursday morning.
Gun shots rang out at about 1:30 near Dobson and Guadalupe roads.
When police arrived on the scene, they found a man who had been shot. Investigators have identified that man as Benny O'Neal.
Detectives believe it all started with an argument over a barking dog.
O'Neal, 51, reportedly went over to the home of Rodney Hoyt. After a few minutes of yelling back and forth, police say Hoyt, 62, pulled out a gun and shot O'Neal.
O'Neal was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Investigators say O'Neal and Hoyt have been involved in an ongoing dispute over noise issues.
Officers took Hoyt into custody without incident, and booked him on one count of second-degree murder.