Owners raise questions over alleged police shooting of dog

Owners raise questions over alleged police shooting of dog

“The dog’s owners said their one-year-old German Shepherd mix, named Apollo, had run out the front door of their house on the 8700 block of Beck Place around 2:20 p.m. and had returned to the front lawn when police arrived.

“‘I walked over and I tried to call him inside. The police officer had his gun out already,’ said Nicole Echlin, one of the dog’s owners. Her 6-year-old daughter walked with her.

“‘He started showing his teeth — that’s when the officer shot him,’ said Echlin, 27. ‘I didn’t know that was going to happen.'”

Animal police shooting gets national attention

Animal police shooting gets national attention

“When they arrived they say Kirkpatrick’s two dogs aggressively approached them.

“They say one backed off, the other, a yellow-lab, exposed its teeth and started growling at officers.

“’The officer felt like he was fixing to be attacked by the dog so he shot the dog,’ said Carlsbad Police Captain Jon Moyers.

“The dog died instantly.”

Cleveland settles police-shooting lawsuit filed by son of City Hall officials

Cleveland settles police-shooting lawsuit filed by son of City Hall officials

“Cleveland police stopped Randell Scott Jr. shortly after midnight on Sept.15, 2012, as he walked with an open beer to his house on Parmelee Avenue on the city’s East Side, according to the suit. Police ordered Scott to put down the beer and “come here.” As Scott complied with the order, he announced that he had a firearm in his waistband and a permit to carry it. Then, one of the police officers, Mark Worsencroft, drew his gun and ordered Scott to raise his hands and put them behind his back, the suit says. Scott was slowly lowering his hands to comply with the order when Worsencroft shot him in the stomach, the suit says.”

Ogden police shoot pit bull when welfare check goes wrong

Ogden police shoot pit bull when welfare check goes wrong

“‘The officers [then] heard the suspect shout ‘get him’ and observed an aggressive female pit bull coming at them. One of the officers fired his service pistol putting the dog down,’ Scott said.”

((Comment: If this story is accurate, then I blame the dog’s owner for this tragedy. I’m posting only to inform of the shooting of the dog. You can make up your own mind.))