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,