ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A fight over a dog has ended in violence this past weekend.
Albuquerque police say 32-year-old Genaro Lovato approached his neighbor at a mobile home part on San Pedro northeast Saturday night.
Lovato allegedly accused his neighbor of kicking his Pit Bull and then began striking his neighbor in the head with a rock.
The victim was able to make it to a nearby Subway restaurant where he called police.
Lovato was arrested and charged with aggravated battery.
The victim's wife told police Lovato's dog had bitten her a week earlier.
Last month another fight over a dog ended in violence – Richardo Villaneuva-Cordova allegedly stabbed his neighbor, Michael Sanchez, to death at a gas station. The two men were said to have an ongoing dispute over Cordova's barking dogs. Cordova accused Sanchez had run over his dog that day.
Cordova is currently on the run.
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