Dog fight results in fatal shooting

May 17, 2011

Police say the fatal shooting of an Indianapolis man who was trying to break up a fight between two dogs Monday afternoon was an accident. Roosevelt Griffin, 57, was shot in the face by his longtime girlfriend, Carolyn Walker, 49, while trying to rescue a neighbor’s dog in the 300 block of Eastern Avenue on the city’s east side. According to police reports, Walker was aiming the gun at the attacking dog, believed to be a pit bull, when she tripped and shot Griffin instead. The owner of the dog, which is still on the loose, is unknown.