A South Buffalo man pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally shooting his neighbor's pit bull with a shotgun last year, killing the dog, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
Timothy S. Manning, 58, of Buffalo, faces up to a year in jail for a misdemeanor count of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals and a violation of discharging a firearm in the city.
Manning shot his neighbor's dog at about 4:45 p.m. on April 16, 2020, on Buffum Street.
His attorney last fall said that Manning shot the dog in self-defense after he allegedly saw the pit bull go after an older man who was walking a dog and the pit bull turned on Manning.
Manning has already paid $2,250 in restitution to the dog's owner. Manning remains released on his own recognizance.
He is scheduled to be sentenced June 1 before Erie County Judge Susan Eagan.