Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Investigation continues in Kingsport, TN dog shooting

In June, an officer shot a dog while responding to an unrelated call.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues investigating the shooting, which left the dog dead.

Witness and the officer's account of what occurred differ.

Witness reports:
- The officer placed one foot over the electric fence, saw the dogs, stepped back over, withdrew his service weapon and fired upon the dogs.
- The dog was walking toward the officer.

The officer reports:
- Three dogs charged at him
- He was 20' inside the yard when he shot the dog.

This is the second time this officer has shot a dog. In the second shooting, the dog broke from his cable and cornered officers. This officer was the only one who opened fire on the dog.

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