LIVINGSTON (FOX 26) - In under 24 hours, Lynn Langley was shot in two separate incidents.
“I seen him reachin', and he pulled out the gun no more than 12 inches from my face and shot me,” said Langley, 37.
Langley says his neighbor was upset that a brown dog -- a stray -- was urinating near his porch. He said his neighbor, Conrad Peak, mistook the stray as his dog and got confrontational on Monday.
“He said, ‘hey you,’ and I said ‘what's up,’ and he came off the porch and started pushing me and shoving me. Well, I took his hands off of me and I put them on to him. I'm a big dude. If I really wanted to hurt him, I could have. I didn't want to hurt -- he's an old man,” said Langley.
But his neighbor,74- year-old Conrad Peak, told police that Langley shoved him first and that he shot Langley in the face with rat shot in self-defense.
Both were released from custody, but just hours later, the next day, Peak allegedly shot Langley again.
But this time, with a .38 caliber.
“While I was walking through there, I looked up at him, I didn't say anything to him. He didn’t say anything to me. He pulled out his gun and he shot me,” said Langley.
Polk County Sheriff's deputies say Peak shot Langley in the stomach.
A news release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office stated:
Detectives discovered that Peak was sitting on his porch when Langley approached his cabin with his dog at which time Peak pulled a 38 caliber pistol he was suspected of borrowing from a neighbor shooting Langley in the right side torso area.
Langley was airlifted to the hospital in serious condition.
One neighbor said her son is having trouble adjusting after witnessing one of the shootings, “We try not to talk about it in front of him. Night time is horrible. As soon as he goes to lay down, he's so scared that Mr. Conrad is going to get out again. This is going to happen again and that he's going to hurt us because we talked to the police,” Heather Leming, who lives next door to Langley.
Peak is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently in custody on a $10,000 bond, and neighbors say they hope he stays there
“That's just ridiculous. You don't take a man's life over an animal,” said Leming.