TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) - "He's a sick, sick, miserable person." That's how one neighbor who didn't want to be identified described 73-year-old David Keats.
Troy Police say Keats shot his next-door neighbor in the face after a dispute involving Keats' three dogs that were barking outside.
It all unfolded quickly Friday around 9:15 p.m. on Atlas Street when Keats' 52-year-old neighbor yelled at his dogs and kicked the fence.
Keats ran up to his neighbor, yelling "don’t tell my dogs to shut up.” That's when Keats allegedly shot the man once in the face. Troy Police say Keats also fired four rounds at the neighbor as he tried to run to safety.
When officers arrived, they found Keats sitting on his porch with the unloaded gun behind him.
The 52-year-old neighbor survived and is now out of the hospital recovering.
One woman who lives nearby described Keats as a neighborhood nuisance who continuously harasses others over petty things.
Keats has been charged with Assault with Attempt to Murder and Possession of a Firearm in the commission of a felony.
He has been released on a $1,000,000 personal bond and is due back in court on August 27. But 7 Action News has learned that Keats may be appearing in court Tuesday morning to address the issue of his bond.
Neighbors and the victim's family were stunned to hear Keats had been released on a personal bond and fear for their safety.
A personal bond allows a person to be released without posting any money, but with the signed promise that they will appear in court on all future court dates.
We're told one of the conditions of Keats' personal bond is that he stay away from his neighbors.
His wife and dogs are still residing in the home and some fear Keats will try to return.
A preliminary examination has been set for Monday, August 27, in 52-4 District Court.
Keats' wife declined to comment.
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