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— A man in Logan County was left in critical condition after he was struck by a gunshot fired by a neighbor who was trying to shoot a stray cat.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Terry Osburn was sitting on his porch in the Prairie View community on Tuesday when the gunshot struck him in the face.

The Southwest Times Record reports that a 58-year-old neighbor was several hundred feet away and took aim at a stray cat with a .38-caliber handgun.

The neighbor’s name wasn’t released but deputies say he was arrested for suspicion of second-degree battery.

The sheriff’s department says the men hadn’t been arguing and that the shooting appears to have been accidental.

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  • ToTheLeft
    May 17, 2012 at 8:18 a.m.

    Shouldn't be shooting at cats anyway, the jerk.

  • Felina
    May 17, 2012 at 8:47 a.m.

    Why not give the shooter's name? Why is he not being charged with felony animal cruelty?

  • NONSHEEPLE
    May 17, 2012 at 9:10 a.m.

    It's not ilegal to shoot stray cats or dogs ESPECIALLY when our country animal control wont come get them unless a kid gets attacked first. That guy needs to attend a class on gun safety at the very least.
    As for taking life I don't ever consider it a sport BUT sometimes needed...

  • HawgFan
    May 17, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.

    All cats should be put down. Period.

  • LevyRat
    May 17, 2012 at 9:23 a.m.

    Everyone knows you shoot cats with a shotgun not a 38 ....

  • Felina
    May 17, 2012 at 9:36 a.m.

    May the fleas of a thousand rats infest the nether regions of those who would harm a cat!

  • HawgFan
    May 17, 2012 at 9:51 a.m.

    Felina... How can NOT shooting a cat, but shooting your neighbor in the face be considered felony animal cruelty?? Apparently the cat wasn't hurt at all.

  • Felina
    May 17, 2012 at 10:06 a.m.

    Duh! Its called Conspiracy to commit attempted felony capital kitteh cruelty! Stupid hoomin!

  • NONSHEEPLE
    May 17, 2012 at 10:46 a.m.

    That was pretty funny.... I prefer .22cal when ending the suffering or proliferation of strays...

  • HawgFan
    May 17, 2012 at 10:53 a.m.

    "Conspiracy to commit attempted felony capital kitteh cruelty"... Really??? And I'M the 'Stupid hoomin'??? You're funny.

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