Shooting of dogs disputed

Decatur apartment residents say police were reckless, unjustified
By Seth Burkett

Decature Daily
Jan. 08, 2012

Some residents at Danville Park Apartments are outraged over police firing at two dogs on the walkway outside their front doors.

The residents said the shooting killed one animal, injured another and put the tenants in danger of gunfire that left bullet holes in doors, walls and a wooden deck around 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Witness accounts of the shootings contradict the reports of officers and a supervising sergeant.

[...] One bullet passed through the front door of a neighbor’s apartment and struck a piece of furniture. The apartment was occupied at the time.

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