The headline reads: Man shot in chicken fight tells his side
The story from our local paper followed: "The man shot in an argument over a chicken-killing dog last month wants his side of the story known after learning the suspect is claiming self-defense.
He agrees the argument began over the German shepherd said to have been killing [his neighbor's] chickens. However, he said he asked [his neighbor] why he didn't shoot the dog while it was still on his property instead of starting a confrontation.
"One thing led to another and we started wrestling," he said. "And then my brother-in-law yells, ‘He's got a knife, he's got a knife!' So I shoved [his] head into the bumper of his truck.
He said at that point, [his neighbor] ran toward his truck where deputies say a rifle was stored.
"And before I turned around, ‘BOW!'" He said. "He done licked a shot off."
The shot, "nearly blew my whole arm off," he said."
You got the men, the dog, the gun, and the truck, all this story is missing is wandering woman and a bottle of beer and you'd have yourself a country music hit.