DeKalb cop resigns after shooting homeowner’s German Shepherd

DeKalb cop resigns after shooting homeowner’s German Shepherd

“A DeKalb County police officer resigned Monday after coming under fire for shooting a resident’s German Shepherd and then blocking the owner from taking the dog to the vet.”

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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.”

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.))