Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sangamon County deputy shoots and kills chained dog

A dog owner is upset after her chained dog was shot and killed by a Sangamon County deputy.

The officer was responding to a noise complaint at a different residence when he knocked on the back door of the dog owner's home (after avoiding the front door b/c of another dog being present). She asked the deputy to wait a moment while she went to get another resident of the property.

According to two witnesses, the dog approached the officer and was visibly chained. The officer backed up and this is where reports diverge. The witnesses claim the dog did not bite the officer while the officer claimed he was bitten. He did go to the hospital for a minor wound. The officer shot the dog once in the head, killing him.

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