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Deputies: Shots Fired After Argument Over Dog Poop In Arapahoe County

(CBS4) - A man pulled out a gun and fired at a person he was having an argument with about picking up dog poop in unincorporated Arapahoe County on Tuesday. That's according to deputies, who say it happened Tuesday night in the area of South Parker Road and East Florida Avenue, near a Walmart. No one was hurt.

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The victim told deputies he and the suspect were both walking their dogs when one began arguing with the other about picking up after their animal. That's when the man fired the shots and the victim got away without getting harmed.

"I think that is ridiculous. Honestly, out of all the reasons, that is inexcusable," said Jacob Brown, a resident in the area. "I am a proponent of the second amendment. I do believe we have the right to be armed. But, at the same time, it should only be used in self-defense. Over dog feces, that is ridiculous."

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Deputies did complete a search of the area afterwards and didn't locate the suspect.

Brown told CBS4's Dillon Thomas he has not heard of an issue with dog feces or gun violence in the area in the four years he has lived nearby.

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"Things are just getting crazy now a days," Brown said.

Anyone with information about the crime that might be helpful to investigators is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.

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