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Josh Tucker

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 17, 2015) – An Indianapolis man avoided a murder charge after pleading guilty to aggravated battery in the fatal shooting of a man in a south side Indianapolis driveway.

The two men were arguing over a dog, police said.

Albert Rogers, 26, was sentenced to 11 years, including 10 years in community corrections and one year of probation. He will not spend time in prison.

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Albert Rogers

Rogers shot and killed Josh Tucker, 31, on June 5 after a week-long dispute over a dog.

According to court documents, Rogers fired as many as 10 shots during the argument. Friends told FOX59 that Tucker was upset at Rogers for firing at his dog a week before the fatal encounter.

At the time of the incident, Rogers was released and police said he had a permit for the gun used to shoot Tucker. He also claimed self-defense. A week later, officers arrested him on a murder charge.

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