An elderly Hamilton man is facing weapons charges after he allegedly hit his neighbour with birdshot while trying to scare off the neighbour’s dog.
Police say the argument began when a dog belonging to a neighbour came onto the man’s property near Highway 6 and Butter Road and allegedly attacked his dog.
On Wednesday night, the neighbour’s dog came back onto the man’s property. He allegedly grabbed a gun from his house and fired it into the air in an attempt to scare the other animal away.
However, a stray round of birdshot allegedly hit the neighbour in the torso, resulting in a minor injury that did not require medical attention.
Police were called and officers executed a search warrant at the property, where they recovered a shotgun, rifle, pellet gun and ammunition.
The 81-year-old Hamilton man was arrested and charged with carelessly discharging a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm.
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