Man May Have Killed 4 People, 2 Dogs Over Barking
Cops say loud barking may have sparked shooting spree
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 27, 2013 4:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – Authorities released details today from a weekend shooting attack that left four family members and two dogs dead at a central Phoenix townhouse before the gunman turned the weapon on himself. Michael Guzzo, 56, killed his next door neighbors in a deadly confrontation yesterday that may have been touched off by loud barking, police say. Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson says there is "some indication that perhaps that was a problem." But he added that because of the deaths, a motive may never be known.

The victims have been identified as Bruce Moore, 66; his daughter, Renee Moore, 36; her husband, who took his wife's name, Michael Moore, 42; and Renee's son, Shannon Moore, 17. After the killings, Guzzo shot at another townhouse before returning to his unit and killing himself, police say. Police said they found a pump shotgun, apparently the weapon used in the killings, next to his body. Thompson said there was no indication he had a violent past.

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Oct 28, 2013 9:47 PM CDT
I can underst this. I've given it some consideration myself. So far, I've limited it to the dogs, but if the asshole living next to me doesn't get a clue, he is next!
Oct 28, 2013 2:25 PM CDT
I am NOT justifying this man's act. Repeat I am NOT justifying it. However, irresponsible and attitudinal dog owners are the scourge of a lot of people's existence. You could shoot the dogs, but if you think about it, it's not really the dogs' fault. It's the stupid ass owners who let them run loose and go ape-shit when you ask them to do anything about it. I had a neighbor with a dog once and I tell you what, some nights it really was enough to drive a weaker person to extreme measures.
Oct 28, 2013 12:42 PM CDT
NONVIOLENT NONSNARKY SOLUTION YOU CAN ACTUALLY USE: Buy Diphenhydramine pills 25mg at 99cent store (or if you're a sucker, then at the grocery store or drugstore). They are usually labeled as Sleep or Allergy pills. Wrap 2 pills (total=50mg) for large dogs, or 1 pill for small dogs, into a piece of meat. Toss over fence. Wait 25 minutes. Problem solved. Dog will fall asleep. Keep doing this, and eventually the dog will be "trained" to be tired outside even without the pills. And yes, 25 to 50mg is the proper dose for dogs, even though it's also the proper dose for humans. This has already been researched.