Woman upset after police shoot dog | CJOnline.com

A Topeka woman said she is seeking answers after a police officer opened fire and shot her family’s 3-year-old pit bull dog in the early hours of Friday morning behind her home in central Topeka.

The dog was taken by police to a local veterinarian’s office for treatment. The dog’s condition wasn’t known as of Friday morning, but police said it was expected to survive.

The incident was reported around 1:30 a.m. Friday in an alley behind a residence at 1532 S.W. Central Park as two police officers were responding to a call.

Police Lt. Chuck Haggard said a dog “charged” toward one of the officers from the back yard of a residence. The officer responded by shooting the dog.

Paula Rodecap, 44, said the staffordshire pit bull terrier named Jackson Smore suffered at least one gunshot wound to his right hind quarter.

via Woman upset after police shoot dog | CJOnline.com.


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