Foothills shooting witness: A dog ‘yelped in pain’

BOISE – The community is shocked, reeling and looking for answers after Boise Police exchanged gunfire with a man who they say killed a dog and threatened anyone who came within earshot.

A woman who was in the Hulls Gulch area when the shooting happened on Saturday morning talked with KTVB to give us a first-person account of what she heard and saw.

“It was really hard to watch,” said Stacy Ennis, who hikes the foothills regularly.

Ennis and her friend heard the first shot fired Saturday.

“We stopped and I looked down and I saw a man in a firing position,” said Ennis.

The man was some distance away and difficult to make out. Then, they heard another gun shot.

“There was a dog that yelped in pain and ran away really really fast, sprinted away,” said Ennis. “Then I heard a man yell ‘what are you doing?'”

Ennis and her friend ran until they found a woman with a cell phone to call for help.

“While that was happening we saw a man fleeing up the foothills and I thought it was the shooter but it actually turned out to be the dog owner,” she said. “He was yelling frantically saying ‘call 911.'”

They told him police were coming and asked if he was injured.

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