School Board Candidate's Husband Faces Gun Charge After Shooting a Dog While Campaigning in Fort Worth

The husband of a former Fort Worth school board candidate will be in court next month after shooting a dog while canvassing a neighborhood with his wife and daughters.Pedro Juarez Jr.'s wife, Pilar Candia, was running against incumbent Ashley Paz for the District 9 seat this spring, and on April 30 the family was campaigning in the 2900 block of Meadowbrook Drive.According to police, an unleashed dog "came running down the driveway" toward Juarez, 35, who feared that it was an "aggressive" animal, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.Juarez pulled out a 9 mm handgun and fired one shot, hitting the dog "near his head," according to his arrest-warrant affidavit.Alan Smith, the dog's owner, was in a neighbor's backyard when he heard the gunshot. Then Duncan — a 10-year-old border collie and golden retriever mix — ran into the yard and a neighbor's son said he'd been shot.  Continue reading...

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