A Detroit cop fatally shot a dog on its own yard because it clashed with a K9 by the fence, video shows.
Footage of the incident taken on a Ring doorbell digital camera confirmed a white dog run to the house’s gate because the officer handed with the K9 on a leash on Aug. 3, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The 2 canines then run collectively on reverse sides of the fence earlier than the K9 approached and the white dog assaults the K9’s snout.
The officer was then seen reaching for a gun and firing on the white dog’s head, the outlet reported.
The Detroit Police Division has defended the cop, saying she was solely attempting to guard the K9 officer.
Police mentioned the officers had been looking out the neighborhood for a suspect’s unlawful weapon they imagine was tossed right into a yard, the outlet reported.
Once they approached the white dog’s yard, the cops requested the house owner to safe the pooch so they might search, police mentioned.
Whereas ready for the proprietor to take action, the police moved on to the subsequent yard however the white dog attacked, authorities mentioned.
“Her companion was being attacked and we demand that our officers defend not solely themselves however their companions and residents. At this level it was a transparent and current hazard; her dog was being viciously harmed,” Detroit Police Commander Darin Szilagyi informed the newspaper.
“It’s unlucky it got here to this, we don’t prefer to see any animal damage.”
The video has since gone viral on social media with Former Housing and City Improvement Secretary Julián Castro calling for the cop to be fired and prosecuted.
“This officer ought to be held accountable,” Castro wrote on Twitter on Saturday.