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Clarksville firefighter accused of shooting dog

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Clarksville firefighter is behind bars after police say he shot a dog. Gary Crowe, Jr. is charged with attempted killing of a domestic animal and intimidation. Jeffersonville Police arrested him on Friday.

Paul Slaughter was renting land for his RV here at Crowe Tire and Battery owned by Clarksville Firefighter Gary Crowe Jr.

Slaughter and James Ruley said they had been drinking with Crowe's girlfriend and that may've started the dispute.

Slaughter said, "Because he's mad at me that's why and the temper he's got, that's why I know he shot my dog."

Ruley said, "I was over there when he come over with a bat. He threatened us with a baseball bat and he was wanting me to go out in the field and fight him, but i didn't want no trouble from the man."

"He said if his bat don't take care of it, he says he's got a 9 mm that will, " Ruley said.

On September 3rd, Crowe says he left his dog "Duke" leashed to his RV and when he came back his dog was bleeding. He says the dog tag saved Duke's life since the bullet ricocheted off it. Duke is recovering.

Slaughter said, "There is where he got shot at. There is where the bullet come out of right here.. it came out through his shoulder right here."

Jeffersonville Police were called and say Crowe was acting nervous when being questioned. Evidence shows his gun was short was one round.

In court, Crowe has plead not guilty to attempted killing of a domestic animal and intimidation.

Back in 2010, Crowe was charged with a number of offenses related to a domestic dispute and public intoxication. But he was allowed to keep his job on the Clarksville Fire Department. None of the incidents took place while he was on duty.

Slaughter has now moved his RV to a location we can't disclose because he fears for his safety.  Slaughter said, "I don't want him to come after me again and shoot my dog again or me."

Crowe's bond is set at 10-thousand dollars court cash. He has to come up with one-thousand dollars to get out of jail.

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