Texas Man Shot To Death In Fight Over Mistreatment Of Roommate’s Dog

HOUSTON (January 10, 2013)—A fight between two roommates that started over mistreatment of a dog led to a deadly shooting in Houston, police said.

Police did not immediately release the name of the 21-year-old man who died in the shooting Wednesday night.

Investigators said the case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

Police say the two men were at home watching a movie when one of the men began to choke the other man's dog.

Investigators say the dog’s 21-year-old owner tried to pry his roommate off of the animal.

Police say the roommate then attacked the dog’s owner, who grabbed a gun from near his bed and opened fire.

The roommate died at a Houston hospital.

The dog’s owner, who called 911 after the shooting, was questioned and later released by police.