Teen talks to investigators about pit bull's death

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 2/20/2013 10:10 am Published: 2/19/2013 6:41 pm

FOX23 is following the investigation into a teen whose facebook post about killing a pit bull with an arrow quickly went viral.

The post has caused angry reaction from people all over the world.

Caisen Green met with Cherokee County investigators on Wednesday afternoon and told them he was target shooting in his yard when two dogs came onto the lawn. He says scared the little one off, but he says the Pit Bull began to growl at him.

Green told investigators that’s when he picked up his bow and arrow and shot the dog. He told investigators that his father later burned the animal because it appeared diseased. The Undersheriff says Green expressed deep remorse for posting the photo of the dog on facebook.

This all comes at a time when a petition that calls for him to be arrested and expelled from school is circulating. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has also been flooded with phone calls and emails regarding this case. We’re told deputies have even had to field death threats being made against Green for his actions.

The Undersheriff says he plans on turning over all the facts the DA's office on Wednesday morning and it will be up to them to file any charges.

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aleman - 2/25/2013 10:08 AM
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Okbluzman is your typical passive aggressive owner of pitbulls...making threats mostly he couldn't back up...sounds like he lets his turdbull run loose also

mgpime - 2/22/2013 4:52 PM
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The father burned the dog because it's evidence.

mgpime - 2/22/2013 4:51 PM
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Just to clarify, stray dogs don't go looking for trouble, they avoid it. I guarantee had this bowl cut genius taken a step towards the dog, the dog wold have fled. The kid is not only maladjusted, he's a liar too.

mgpime - 2/22/2013 4:48 PM
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Forgive maxgold, his cousin is just broke up with him and the trailer park issued a warning for him to remove the engine parts from his driveway.

Consense - 2/21/2013 7:38 AM
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Does the "make my day" law only apply to human threats? I don't care if the dog was healthy or diseased, an uninvited pit bull in my yard is a threat! The young man had every right to defend himself and his siblings. It was lucky he happened to have his bow and arrows with him. Where is the dog's owner? They should be arrested for allowing a vicious dog to roam at large.

aleman - 2/20/2013 7:35 PM
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they'd just haul you off maycan't you old cur.Sounds like ol' fletch has a problem with dog with what all of 'em chewin' her up...maybe she oughta get a hamster

Mayor Maynot - 2/20/2013 6:38 PM
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Send animal control after alemin

Mayor Maynot - 2/20/2013 6:36 PM
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Chihuahua's sharp little teeth.

Mayor Maynot - 2/20/2013 6:33 PM
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Well hecwanted some attention. Now he's got it. So far everything sounds like a lie. Charge him with animal cruelty, and sentence his parents to HOMESCHOOL with the promise of a stiffer penalty if they fail to meet graduation requirements within a reasonable amount of time. With understood compliance that involves the parents. Especially since they may have nurTUReD this little jewell ;-)

FletchsMom - 2/20/2013 3:16 PM
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@aleman and @foot0822 - ANY dog can be vicious. I've been bitten by German Shepherds and Dachshunds that were well loved and cared for family pets, but they got mean. It is clear that this dog was a stray, it was severely underweight and probably could sense when the kid got tense and afraid. The kid should have called Animal Control. Deadly force is not a reasonable option. If it was, I'd be allowed to shoot at every Pomeranian, Shitzuh, and toy Poodle that freaks out and lunges at me when I walk my very timid former bait dog on a proper responsible leash. He shies away and does nothing while they bark and lunge and growl. Who's the vicious dog then? Don't judge a dog by its looks, its just another form of Racism.
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