Rule #1: Don't shoot dog while someone is holding it.
Rule #2: Don't hold dog when someone is going to shoot it.
Currituck sheriff: Man aiming for dog shoots, kills girlfriend | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
O’Malley and Mackey were arguing when the dog, a German shepherd-Doberman mix, bit O’Malley on the arm. O’Malley aimed a gun at the dog, according to witnesses interviewed by police. Mackey was shot in the chest when she tried to keep the dog from getting shot, Voorhees said. The dog was not injured.