A family in Camden is emotionally charged after their dog was shot and killed for wandering onto a neighbor's property.
A man is charged with Breach of the Peace while another is charged with malicious injury to property; it happened Wednesday night after James Douglas King shot the Brazell's dog 'Homie' four times.
"He was so playful", a tearful Brandon Bradwell sits on his porch, sobbing over the death of his year and a half old dog 'Homie'. After letting the dog out into the back yard to use the bathroom, 'Homie' jumped the fence and wandered into a neighbor's yard. That's when Brandon heard gunshots from his neighbor's house.
"I heard a dog yelp, and then ka-pow, ka-pow, ka-pow, ka-pow. It sounded like a jet engine over my house."
Brandon ran around the side of the house to see what happened. There's where he saw his neighbor standing over his dog with a .45 caliber revolver.
"I said, why you shooting my dog? Why you shooting my dog? That's when i ran into the house and got (my dad)", said fifteen year old Bradwell, "he fell on his back and was wagging his tail at me, and I couldn't do nothing".
His neighbor King was charged with malicious injury to property while Brandon's dad Barry, was charged with Breach of Peace, for causing a commotion in front of law enforcement and threatening King.
According to the Kershaw County Sheriff's incident report, "King said he walked outside and the dog was in his yard and he tried to run the dog off with a PVC pipe. He states that the dog charged him and he went inside and got his pistol and shot the dog four times."
But who is right? A neighbor may have killed his dog; but according to the law, the dog should not have been on the neighbor's property. It's something Brandon says he will never forget.
"It's the worse thing I have ever seen in my life."
There will be a court hearing in Camden at the Kershaw County Court on June 15th.