When a family pet got out, he ended up facing his tragic death. A police officer reacted by shooting the dog twice – and laughed about it afterwards. According to WSB-TV:
A local woman said she’s still facing charges after a Clayton County police officer shot and killed her dog.
“He just shot the dog and stood there with no remorse, no regrets in front of her and her kids,” neighbor Aijohli King told Channel 2’s Amy Napier Viteri after she witnessed the shooting from her home across the street.
Claudette Terry told Viteri she was moving into a home on Pineglen Drive in May when officers stopped by to check on a man sitting in her driveway, a man Terry said was a friend.
“My son opened the door the dog ran out and kind of stood by me where the other officers were,” she said. “He didn’t bark, growl or anything.”
Terry explained she was already speaking to two other officers when a third officer, Walter Dennard, walked up. In his incident report, Dennard said the family’s 5-month-old lab-pit mix ran and lunged at him.
Witness Brandon Smarr said that’s not true.
“He just took a step back and he just shot at the dog,” Smarr said. “And then he started laughing afterward.”
Looking at this testimony, it seems the officer shot the dog just because he knew he could get away with it.