Suspected shooter of man who dragged dead raccoon arrested



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SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection to the shooting of a Washington state man who was dragging a dead raccoon down the street.

KCPQ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2t45X6l ) the suspect who was arrested Tuesday is accused of running the man over and shooting him in the leg June 25 near Belfair.

The two men had gotten in a confrontation over the dead critter. Authorities say the victim was planning to use the dead raccoon as bait in his crab pot, while the suspect thought the animal was a dead dog.

A 911 caller reported the man was swinging the raccoon around as the suspect aimed a gun.

Portions of the incident were caught on video.

The Mason County Sheriff's Office said an anonymous tip led to the suspect's arrest.

The victim has been released from the hospital.

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Information from: KCPQ-TV, http://q13fox.com/

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