Jonathan George, 31, first told local law enforcement that he had trained his dog to fetch him his firearm and that the boxer had set the gun off in its mouth.
As the clown was very drunk, the police declined to believe him. Later, after being arrested, George admitted to firing the gun himself. A gun he was handling while extremely drunk.
"Said his dog shot itself and he trained the dog to bring a gun to him," explained Norwalk Police Captain Jim Fulton. "The dog had the gun in its mouth when it went off accidentally. The officers didn't believe that story."
Police say 31-year-old Jonathan George was charged with three misdemeanors, including handling a firearm while intoxicated, cruelty to animals and discharging a weapon in a municipality.
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Capt. Fulton said George later admitted he was trying to unload his gun when he accidentally shot the dog in the jaw.
"If that's true or not, or he pointed at the dog and squeezed the trigger, we don't know," said Capt. Fulton. "His BAC was 1.7, so that's a little over twice the legal limit for driving. Shouldn't be drinking and handling firearms bottom line."
Lula, a 4-year-old boxer, is on the mend post-surgery but lost an eye in the shooting Monday.