Police investigate shooting at Richland dog park
Jun. 06, 2018
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting at a Richland Badger Mountain dog park on Memorial Day weekend.
The Benton County Prosecutor's Office says 71-year-old James Adams was at the dog park at 4:30 a.m. May 26, when he was approached by another man.
The Tri-City Herald reports that 25-year-old Tyler Bunten asked Adams why he was at the dog park before it opened.
Adams recognized Bunten from a prior confrontation and told Bunten to leave him alone.
When Bunten did not leave, Adams said he fired a warning shot into the ground.
As Bunten tried to take the gun away from Adams, a shot hit Bunten in the right foot.
Adams was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of second-degree assault, but was released pending the investigation.
Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com