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Knightdale dog responsible for owner's gunshot wound

Posted January 26, 2011
Updated January 27, 2011

— A Knightdale man was accidentally shot earlier this month when his dog knocked a gun off of a kitchen counter, according to a search warrant released Wednesday.

John Sidney Daniels told police that he was shot in the knee on Jan. 15 when his dog jumped onto the kitchen bar where his loaded handgun was placed. The dog knocked the gun onto the ground, and it went off, striking Daniels in the right knee.

Daniels called his sister, who took him to the Wake County Medical Center, the warrant states. He is expected to recover from his injuries.

The warrant states that Daniels said he and his dog were the only ones in the home at the time of the accident. 

Authorities seized a handgun and ammunition from Daniels’s home during their investigation, according to the warrants.


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  • untiltheyallhaveahome Jan 27, 2011

    I just have to say:

    THANK GOD YALL ARE IN A GOOD MOOD TODAY! All of your comments are hilarious! I wish I had read this earlier in the day! Too Funny! I love the one about the dog being a terrierist!

  • John Sawtooth Jan 27, 2011

    @ marathonk - exactly right. Was this some 1902 era revolver or a cheap piece of rickety junk that it fired when dropped ?

    This is what happens when you buy your dog a cheap gun. Dogs know quality.

  • RomneyRyan2012 Jan 27, 2011

    "Officer, I kept telling him I don't like milkbones, but he insisted on giving them to me. He just wouldn't listen..."

  • Paladin2 Jan 27, 2011

    Hopefully they checked the dog's paws for gunpowder residue to determine if he/she in fact fired the weapon.

  • two2294 Jan 27, 2011

    I don't know bru333, you no that they are viciuos...and will attack anything that moves..

  • climber4christ Jan 27, 2011

    This article missed one of the best parts: the dog only had 3 legs! So a crippled dog shot his owner with a gun.

  • Raptor06 Jan 27, 2011

    Since the media doesn't like to hold human beings responsible for their actions and likes to refer to any incident where a gun was used as a "gun crime," is it also possible to label this incident as a "dog" crime?

  • Viewer Jan 27, 2011

    I suspect the warrant is normal for a gunshot wound and a very unusual story. Just checking out on the facts, ma'm.

  • fatchanceimwrong Jan 27, 2011

    His dog jumped onto the kitchen bar? That's just nasty. Why would someone let their dog get up on the counter in the kitchen? If the dog jumped up there, then obviously it's not trained not to. I wouldn't eat at anyone's house that let their pets on the kitchen counters.

  • bru333 Jan 27, 2011

    Was it a pit bull? You know how they are always attacking people.