Pitbull attacking chihuahua precedes firing of a weapon on South Byers Monday evening

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Monday evening shortly after 9:00, 800 block of south Byers reports of a weapon fired.

Joplin Police were on the scene for more than an hour. After it was sorted out? One man was taken downtown by Joplin Police.

Sgt William Davis of the JPD tells us, a the man fired a gun into the ground because a pitbull was attacking his chihuahua.

He was issued a citation, court date and released. You cannot fire a gun in the city limits for any reason unless outlined in the Joplin City Municipal Code.

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The condition of the dog(s) is unknown. (Link(s) copyright © 2016 Municode.com)

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