A shouting match escalated when Bryan Huff grabbed a steel pipe and charged at his neighbor in his yard. The Pocatello neighbor shot Huff in self-defense.
The victim fired a pistol twice at Huff. Pocatello police report that one of the shots hit Huff in the arm. The victim threw the gun after shooting and the two men started fighting. The man then pinned Huff down to the ground.
In the meantime, a woman associated with Huff retrieved the thrown gun and ordered the man to release Huff.
The victim complied, and everyone went back into their respective homes. Pocatello police report they received dozens of 911 phone calls from multiple people in the neighborhood.
Police arrived and located Huff and the victim. Huff was taken to Portneuf Medical Center by Pocatello Fire Department ambulance for treatment. Police officers interviewed everyone involved in the incident.
One witness said the disagreement between the man and Huff began because of a dog that belongs to one of the men.
Huff is charged with felony aggravated battery. The maximum penalty for the charge is five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
The victim’s name has not been released. Police report he will not be charged because he acted in self-defense on his property.
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