Dog: The Bounty Hunter is a reality television show on A&E which chronicles Duane "Dog" Chapman's operations at his job as a bounty hunter, at Da Kine Bail Bonds in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dog is joined by his wife and business partner, Beth Smith Chapman, his sons Leland and Duane Lee, friend Tim Chapman (no relation) and his daughter 'Baby' Lyssa Chapman. In season one, the team was joined by Dog's nephew Justin Bihag. In addition to Hawaii episodes, episodes have been filmed in Dog Chapman's home state of Colorado and the city of San Francisco. Production of and airing of the show was halted by A&E on November 2, 2007, after Dog Chapman was recorded uttering racial slurs. After Chapman's public repentance and vow to make amends, and after a show of support from fans and from black leaders including Roy Innis, on February 19, 2008, A&E announced that the show would return. Reruns of Dog the Bounty Hunter, along with never before seen episodes from season 4, began airing on June 25, 2008. New episodes (the show's fifth season) began airing on July 16, 2008 and Season 6 started in February 2009.
On April 21, 2009, Dog was allegedly shot at in Colorado Springs, Colorado with a handgun while attempting to arrest a fugitive, Hoang Nguyen, along with his crew and bail bondsman Bobby Brown. The suspect escaped on a motorcycle and was captured by Dog about 6 hours later. According to Dog's website and TMZ, Nguyen was arrested and charged with attempted homicide related to this shooting attempt of Dog and the Chapman family.
On May 15, 2009, El Paso County Assistant DA dropped the attempted murder charge against the alleged shooter due to lack of evidence and conflicting statements by Dog, his son Leland, and Bobby Brown. The Prosecutors also claim that they have not received any footage from the incident which was allegedly filmed by the crew even though it has been requested.