Dog owner allegedly attacks elderly man with an axe after he mistakenly shoots pet dead

A Queensland man has been charged after it’s alleged he attacked an elderly neighbour with an axe after he shot his dog.

Queensland Police said a 75-year-old man was working at a rural property on Weranga North Road, Goranba, west of Dalby, on Wednesday, when he shot dead what he thought was a wild dog on his land about 9.15am.

The dog’s owner, a 50-year-old man, then approached him. It’s at this point police allege he took an axe and hit the elderly man in the back with the weapon’s handle.

He then allegedly hit the 75-year-old in the leg using the blade.

It’s alleged a man hit his elderly neighbour with an axe after he shot his dog. File pic. Source: Getty Images

The 50-year-old took his dead dog before it’s alleged he continued his assault on his elderly neighbour as he laid on the ground.

He then allegedly went to the 75-year-old man’s vehicle, removed the firearm from it and began attacking the elderly man’s dog, which he assaulted with the gun before he killed it.

It’s alleged he then fled the scene.

The 75-year-old man was transported to Tara Base Hospital with a deep laceration and broken leg as a result of the incident before later being flown to Toowoomba Base Hospital.

 A 50-year-old Goranba man was later arrested and charged with two counts of serious assault person over 60 and one count each of grievous bodily harm, unlawful possession of weapons and injuring animals.

He is due to reappear in Dalby Magistrates Court on Friday.

The alleged attack happened in Goranba, west of Dalby. Source: Google Maps