Cop Goes to Wrong House, Shoots Family's Professionally Trained Dog
Chris | InformationLiberation
A Texas officer mistakenly went to the wrong house to serve a warrant, after no one answered at the front door, the officer tried to walk around to the back of their house, at which point two dogs allegedly approached him and he responded by shooting one in the back of the neck. The dogs are professionally trained, and according to their owner the dog that was shot, Vinny, has never been aggressive, he just wanted to be pet.
LIBERTY HILL -- Vinny is German Shepherd with a bullet wound on the back of his neck. On Monday, a Leander police officer shot Vinny when he says the dog and another German Sheppard came running at him while trying to serve a warrant.
[...]The warrant was for a man named Bradly Neal Simpson, who is wanted for an expired vehicle registration.
The address on the warrant is in Cedar Park, not Liberty Hill where the Simmons have lived for nine years. However, Leander Police say their database shows Simpson’s last known address as the same one where the Simmons live.
“I’ve never heard of him,” said Simmons.
After entering the Simmons’ gate and knocking on their front door, the Leander police officer began walking around to the back of the house.
According to the officer, two German Shepherds starting running toward him, so he fired three shots and one of them struck Vinny in the back of the neck.
The Simmons say not only was it a close call for their dog, Vinny, but it was also a close call for their 6-year old terminally ill grandchild playing just around the corner.
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