Police Say Dog Shooting Leads To Man Being Shot

Police say a fight between neighbors ends in shots being fired. Now a man is fighting for his life.
It happened Sunday morning near West Liberty in Morgan County. Investigators say Everett Gayheart, 39, was trespassing on a neighbor's property. Police say the property owner went to confront Gayheart about shooting his dog. That's when police say Gayheart was shot. He was flown to a hospital in Huntington, where he is in critical condition. Police have not yet released the name of the man accused of shooting Gayheart. No charges have been filed .


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  • by Sarah Location: Liberty Ky on Mar 28, 2009 at 06:02 AM
    No this is not our story about our Malamutes. Our Malamutes were let out of our home and gunned down. To read the story its on my website. www.kellysalaskanmalamutes.com
  • by Sue Location: PA on Mar 16, 2009 at 07:48 AM
    To those of you who know the guy, is this the malamutes? And weren't more than 1 dog shot?
  • by Harold Location: Paintsville on Mar 16, 2008 at 06:35 PM
    Just to answer your question, the dog did die.
  • by dog defender Location: AZ on Mar 13, 2008 at 08:29 AM
    If someone came on MY property and shot MY dog...they WOULD NOT be fighting for their life in a hospital, they would be DEAD. The land/dog owner should have finished the dog shooter off and saved tax-payers the air ambulance and hospital expenses since he probably doesn't have insurance. The article does not say, but I'm assuming the dog died?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2008 at 11:59 AM
    Gayheart killed a man earlier in the year I do believe.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2008 at 05:30 PM
    va in ky does anyone know the condition of the gayheart in st mary,s haopital?
  • by Joe Location: P-Burg on Mar 5, 2008 at 06:01 PM
    Dog or not. Someone comes on my property and points a gun at me, He will be shot. If I get half a chance.
  • by Mel Location: Patoker Branch on Mar 4, 2008 at 04:34 PM
    This is a bad situation for this community I don't think some people under stand that a man may die from his injuries.What happened took about 15 seconds. Gayheart walked on to the property and shot the land owners dog (which was tied up to his porch )When he herd the shot and opened the door Gayheart was standing there with a shotgun pointed at him.The land owner then had his shotgun and shot gayheart before gayheart shot him.Your 15 seconds are up. How do you respond to someone who walks up shoots your dog tied up to your porch and is plainly on drugs or something and points the gun at you ? Try to decide in less than 15 seconds.
  • by teresa Location: floyd on Mar 4, 2008 at 04:01 PM
    i know the man that shot the other man over his dog. the man lives on 40 acres and has no trespressing signs all over the property and has for years the other guy knew he was on private property why would you go on someones property and shoot his dog. i also knew the dog he only stayed there with the man. to me the man was asking to be shot when he killed his dog. i think the man landowner did the right thing he thought he was going to be next i would have shot him no questions asked. let someone point a gun at me they better shoot cause i will surely shoot no questions ask.
  • by Rin Tin Tin on Mar 4, 2008 at 05:58 AM
    He shot my Paw, so my Paw shot him.
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