In Yelm, Washington, authorities from the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office announced on Monday, a neighbor who shot Salma Hayek’s dog was justified, reports KomoNews.
An investigation revealed Hayak’s two dogs ran off the ranch and into a man’s garage on February 19. The dogs started fighting with the neighbor’s dog, who witnessed the fight and fired a pellet gun to scare the dogs away. The homeowner had not intended to kill Mozart, but the .177 caliber bullet nicked the dog’s artery. Mozart ran away, but collapsed and later bled to death. According to Lieutenant Cliff Ziesemer of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, it was a “fluke” the pellet hit a main artery of Mozart.
Three days ago, Hayek made the heartbreaking announcement of Mozart’s death on her Instagram and has been mourning the special dog’s death. “I haven’t posted for a week as I (sic) been mourning the death of my dog, Mozart who I personally delivered out of his mother’s womb,” she wrote under Mozart’s photo. On that tragic day, Jody Littlejohn, the groundskeeper had been on horseback and had taken the dogs out for exercise. Mozart ran off, which Jody stated was not unusual for a ranch of that size. According to TMZ, the neighbor allegedly stated he was sick of Hayak’s dogs coming onto his property and fighting with his own German shepherds, but had no intention of ever killing Mozart. Read previous story here.
Rest in peace Mozart.
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