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Indianapolis man arrested for shooting dog, threatening to shoot neighbor

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Posted at 11:17 AM, May 10, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-10 17:48:51-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police arrested a man accused of shooting a dog and threatening to shoot his neighbor.

According to police, James Gaskins, 53, shot and a killed a dog, as well as threatening to shoot his neighbor.

The incident occurred on December 26, 2023, according to court documents.

According to court records, Gaskins shot Kratos, a German Shepherd, as Kratos owner was walking him inside the house. The owner heard Gaskins complaints about Kratos barking and decided to bring him in.

Following the shooting, Gaskins allegedly told Kratos' owners "if you prosecute then I’ll shoot the rest of your dogs then both of you."

IMPD announced he was arrested and taken into custody Friday evening.