Man Shooting at Chicken-Killing Dog Arrested
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 10-16-2015 at approximately 9:35 AM Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of two shots fired in the parking lot of a pre-school located in the 76000 block of High School Street in Covelo, California.
It was reported an adult male holding a shotgun had shot twice at a dog that had killed his chickens at a nearby residence. The dog had fled the area after the shots were fired.
Deputies responded and confirmed that the adult male, Gabriel Alejandro Ferreira [age 50 from Covelo, had discharged a shotgun twice while standing in the pre-school parking lot.
There were no children in Ferreira’s immediate presence at the time of the incident and no damage to school property was noted.
Ferreira was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm on school grounds.
Ferreira was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Approved By: Greg Van Patten