A man has been arrested after he shot and killed a dog in the middle of the street in Norfolk, a Norfolk Police spokesman said.
Police were called to a property in Parsonstown after a report of a dog attacking a vehicle.
The homeowner told police he shot the dog but later admitted to shooting the dog in self-defence.
Officers found the dog dead on the ground in a nearby street.
No-one else was injured.
Neighbours told local media that the man had been staying with his father in the property.
Parsonstown is a suburb of Norfolk.
A witness told the BBC that he heard the man shouting “shoot the dog” and ran into the street to see what was happening.
He saw a man carrying a rifle and then a gun.
Witnesses said the man later told them he was going to shoot the dog to scare it away.
After the shooting, police told the man he could face charges of culpable homicide or murder.