Three arrested, 2 dogs shot in connection with neighborhood feud in Homewood
Posted by Jeremy Gray -- The Birmingham News July 20, 2008 10:10 PM
Two dogs have been shot and three people arrested in connection with a neighborhood feud on South Brook Circle in Homewood.
From Saturday evening to this morning, Homewood police were twice called to South Brook Circle. During their Saturday evening visit, officers shot two dogs, killing one and injuring the other, according to police and neighbors.
Around 11 a.m. Sunday, officers returned, this time arresting an armed father and son who were confronting a neighbor at the house where the dogs' owners lived, said Lt. Ken Atkinson.
Although Homewood police continue to look into the shooting, Atkinson said it appears the officer acted within departmental policy.
An ongoing feud between the residents of the two homes flared up again today, Atkinson said. The father and son were arrested on misdemeanor menacing charges because both were armed while they confronted one of the four neighbors, who in turn was arrested on harassment charges because he threatened to get a gun and shoot the father and son, Atkinson said.
Weapons were confiscated from all three and will not be immediately returned to the owners, Atkinson said.
"This is a powder keg," Atkinson said of the feud in the neighborhood. "It's obviously not over, but maybe going to jail will help cool it off," Atkinson said.
Sounds a real cluster.