Dog shoots man: Pet owner recovering after freak gun accident

It's the ultimate dog-shoots-man story.

A Wyoming man was recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm after his loyal dog accidentally stepped on his gun and discharged it Monday. Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek said Richard Fipps, 46, of Sheridan was working with two employees to move a vehicle and that Fipps was standing beside the truck when the mishap occurred.

Fipps told the dog, whose name and breed were not known, to get into the back seat of his truck. But when the pup obeyed, it accidentally stepped on Fipps' .300 Winchester Magnum, which was on the backseat, loaded and with the safety turned off. The round struck Fipps in the left arm, and he could end up losing the limb.

Kozisek said an examination of evidence and of witness statements support claims that the shooting was accidental.

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