A Detroit cop fatally shot a canine by itself yard because it clashed with a K9 by way of the fence, video exhibits.
Footage of the incident taken on a Ring doorbell digital camera confirmed a white canine 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 canine assaults the K9’s snout.
The officer was then seen reaching for a gun and firing on the white canine’s head, the outlet reported.
The Detroit Police Division has defended the cop, saying she was solely making an attempt to guard the K9 officer.
Police stated the officers had been looking the neighborhood for a suspect’s unlawful weapon they imagine was tossed right into a yard, the outlet reported.
After they approached the white canine’s yard, the cops requested the home-owner to safe the pooch so they might search, police stated.
Whereas ready for the proprietor to take action, the police moved on to the subsequent yard however the white canine attacked, authorities stated.
“Her partner was being attacked and we demand that our officers protect not only themselves but their partners and citizens. At this point it was a clear and present danger; her dog was being viciously harmed,” Detroit Police Commander Darin Szilagyi advised the newspaper.
“It’s unfortunate it came to this, we don’t like to see any animal hurt.”
The video has since gone viral on social media with Former Housing and City Growth Secretary Julián Castro calling for the cop to be fired and prosecuted.
“This officer should be held accountable,” Castro wrote on Twitter on Saturday.