Man who shot neighbor during fight over barking dogs sent to prison for at least 6 years

Published On: Apr 25 2013 03:07:40 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 24 2013 05:18:31 PM EDT

WDIV -- Troy Police Department

David George Keats was charged with assault with attempt to murder in August 2012 after police say he shot his neighbor in the face after he complained about the level of noise Keats' dogs were making.

TROY, Mich. -

The Troy man found guilty of shooting his neighbor in the face during a fight over his barking dogs was sentenced in court Wednesday.

David Keats was found guilty of assault with the intent to murder and felony firearms for the August shooting on Atlas Street.

He will now be in prison for at least the next 6 years.

Judge Alexander sentenced Keats to a minimum of 51 months up to 20 years for the assault and 2 years for the firearms charge.

Troy police arrested the 73-year-old Keats for shooting his neighbor in his face while they argued about the noise Keats' dogs were making.

Police say the fight started when Keats' neighbor kicked his fence and yelled at the three dogs who were barking.

Watch: Man shoots neighbor over barking dogs complaint.

Keats ran toward the 52-year-old man and yelled, "Don't tell my dogs to shut up," police say.

The fight escalated and Keats shot four rounds at his neighbor while the man was running away.

The neighbor was stuck in the face by one bullet, which was lodged in his cheek.


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