Owner of dog shot at Norman dog park speaks out

NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – The proprietor of a canine that was shot at a canine park on Saturday is talking out. 

Narvell McWiliams was on the park along with his 7-year-old Siberian Husky named Jax.

“I feel that was a kind of freak occasions that occurred, like, ‘whoa, I can’t imagine that occurred a canine park,’” he stated. 

McWilliams says the suspect’s canine got here as much as Jax, and at first, Jax was aggravated, however in a while they began enjoying.

Then the suspect did one thing surprising.

“He comes dashing by along with his gun drawn, I didn’t even know he had a gun, he comes dashing by along with his gun drawn, he chases after my canine and his canine whereas they’re enjoying round ,” McWilliams stated.

Jax thought the suspect wished to play.

“He jumps up and that’s when he fired a shot at my canine after which my canine begins yampering,” McWilliams stated.

Individuals jumped in to assist and referred to as the police. 

“He acquired shot on the left aspect of his neck, it went by means of his chest, punctured his proper lung and got here out the fitting aspect of his chest,” McWilliams stated.

He solely targeted on serving to his canine.

“I simply picked him up and did what I needed to do,” McWilliams stated. “My complete focus wasn’t what occurred, it was getting my canine to the vet was extra vital.”

As of Sunday afternoon, Jax is recovering at house. 

“I’m not nervous about it, I don’t need different individuals to be afraid to go to the canine park,” McWilliams stated. “I hope justice is served relating to him, like that was uncalled for.”

Norman Police have filed a warrant request for the suspect, who has not been recognized but. He is dealing with complaints of reckless discharge of firearm and animal cruelty.

 

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