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Latino Daily News

Thursday February 16, 2012

Philadelphia: Fight Over Dog Poop Ends in New Father Being Killed

Philadelphia: Fight Over Dog Poop Ends in New Father Being Killed

Photo: Franklin Santana killed for asking neighbor to pick up dogs' poop

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A Philadelphia man is in jail after police say he shot his neighbor, Franklin Manuel Santana, after Santana told him to stop letting his dogs poop in his yard.

Witnesses said Santana, like many of the neighbors, was sick of 27-year-old Tyrirk Harris’ dogs pooping in his yard.

Upon arriving home from work Tuesday afternoon, Santana, 46, saw that Harris’ German Shepherd and Chihuahua had once again defecated in his yard. Having had enough of the dogs’ mess, Santana reportedly confronted Harris and asked him to stop letting his dogs make a mess and to at least clean it up.

Witnesses say Harris came back at Santa saying, ‘You’re getting cocky with me?’ before shooting Santana in the face. The witness said that even as Santana fell, Harris kept shooting.

Harris was arrested and is now facing murder charges.

Santana leaves behind a wife and 6-week-old daughter.