So this happened.
Paramedics rushed to the Pinellas Park home to treat 57-year-old Dennis Eugene Emery, but it was too late. He was declared dead at the scene.
Police say the dispute began after Emery couldn’t find his lighter.
He picked up a revolver and threatened to shoot the dog, pulling back the hammer on the gun to emphasize his threat, police said. Later, as he tried to release the hammer, the gun fired while Emery had it pointed at his face.
The couple owned 13 border collies. The dogs were not harmed during the dispute.
Police say the shooting appears to be an accident, however, they have not yet ruled out suicide.
SOURCE: Tampa Bay Times, Fox | PHOTO CREDIT: Police Dept.