GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Douglas County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Gardnerville man who allegedly fired dozens of rounds at his dog, killing him.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks says 61-year-old James Skiman allegedly chased the 11-year-old English pointer out of his home and shot it with a .45 caliber handgun after the dog bit him in the face and tore his lip.

Brooks tells the Reno Gazette-Journal Skim reloaded his gun several times, shooting 27 rounds.

Deputies found the dog dead on the porch.

Brooks says Skiman was intoxicated at the time and had a 0.11 blood alcohol content.

Authorities say the dog had bitten Skiman before.

Skiman is facing charges of animal cruelty, resisting police and firing a weapon while intoxicated.

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