Killing of unarmed Missouri man draws criticism

Killing of unarmed Missouri man draws criticism

“An 18-year-old black man shot multiple times by a suburban St. Louis police officer was unarmed when he died, police said Sunday, as hundreds of local residents protested and a civil rights leader expressed outrage at the killing.”


FBI says Wind River police shooting not accidental

FBI says Wind River police shooting not accidental

“A law enforcement officer who fatally shot a man Tuesday on the Wind River Indian Reservation fired the gun on purpose, according to the FBI.”

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.”