WATCH: Detroit Cops Shoot and Kill Barking Dog

The cop tasered the dog's owner twice before he let go of the dog leash.

Detroit police said they shot and killed a pitbull because its owner let go of its leash, making the cops fear for their lives.

But a video recorded by a witness shows the cops were tasering the dog's owner as he was walking away, so they should have expected him to let go of the leash anyway.

The incident took place Tuesday evening when police responded to a call for a burglary and were informed the suspect had two active felony warrants.

The video shows the cops tasering the man but the tasers do not seem to affect him as he appears to pull the prongs off the seat of his pants while continuing to walk away.

The second cop then tasers him and appears to have connected but the man does not yell out in pain or fall to the ground as we normally see when people get tasered. But he does appear to be dazed as he stops walking and let's go of the dog's leash.

The dog then starts barking at the cops, not really charging but advancing in the way dogs do when protecting their territory or owner.

And that was when one of the cops fires seven times at the dog, causing it to run off and die a painful death in somebody's yard.

According to Fox 2:

"The officers, when they got on scene, they informed him that he was going to be placed in custody for his two felony warrants," said Cmdr. Arnold Williams. "He proceeded to walk away from officers. The officers did attempt to deploy Tasers twice and it appears one may have taken effect."

Cmdr. Arnold Williams says that's when the man, who was walking the dog, let go of the leash.

"From the officer's body-worn camera it shows the dog barking at the officer, presenting aggressively, coming towards the officer and the officer firing shots at the dog as it's coming towards him," Williams said.

Williams says officers did everything in their power to avoid shooting the dog. He says they spent 20 minutes pleading with the man to secure it.

The man was then taken into custody on felony warrants aggravated assault and domestic violence.

Comments (31)
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Pitbulllover
Pitbulllover

I'm sorry but this isn't right put yourself in the dogs shoe image you just got kill for protecting the person who raised you it isn't right to say something like tgis and it hurt to see this because I have a pitbull and he has saved me many times all they want to do is save you and take care of you they want to be there and help you but you will not give them a chance just try once to put you self in their shoes by the way my pitbull saved me from being kidnap look at their positive side not negative

Jerzbella
Jerzbella

What a disgusting piece of shot that pig cop is for killing that dog!! Cops use0 their uniform and badge as an excuse to do such racist crimes, I bet if the owners were white that dog would not have been so brutally killed!! Piece of shot pig!!!!!

Packerbackercat7
Packerbackercat7

Retired Deputy Sheriff replying. Piss poor training. No idea what these 2 keystone cops were up to. That and there was a Federal Appelate decision right there in MI against the city of Detroit PD that cops cant go around shooting dogs they way they are known to do. Maybe if law enforcement agencies in MI invested in more & better training your Barney Fifes wouldnt be going around killing pets willy nilly. Seriously, your state has mental problems! https://reason.com/2018/10/15/police-cant-shoot-unlicensed-dogs-with-i/

Reb
Reb

Good job Officers! You had every right to shoot that dangerous and aggressive pit bull. Not only did you protect yourself and your fellow officers, you also made the entire neighborhood safer by killing that pit bull. Pay no mind to pit pushers mouthing off, they're brainless fools who put a pit's life above human life. I wish someone could shoot all those pit bulls, it would save 25 or more lives every year. Pit bulls should be banned nationwide.

Hunter1822
Hunter1822

Dont get me wrong here im sad the dog died but its was the owners fault everyone sitting here getting mad that he killed it is an idiot he had every right too i mean for fucks sake they pleaded for 20 mins with the guy who was arrested for domestic violence so stop blaming the cops for doing there job

Nope11279
Nope11279

I really hope this guy is rotting in hell. He’s no cop. He’s the perfect definition of a dead beat asshole.

UWLFU
UWLFU

Fire those cop(s) that shot the dog and place them in prison

UWLFU
UWLFU

Dude shouldve tied the dog on a tree or something but why the fuck did the cop "fear for his life" when at most the dog wouldve only given him a few scratches and bitten the cop a few times. Cop shouldve have shot the dog 10 times yet alone shouldnt have shot the dog 1 time. Smh

Swi
Swi

Cops are wrong 20 min? Why wasnt animal control called?? Why was no police walking in front of man all behind him?? Does any body know last friday Detroit police shot 2 dogs in their own fenced in yard on the west side they are recovering, TIME TO Police CHIEF AND OFFICERS AND START NEW FORCE !! A badge and a gun they think they are above the law if it was my dog it wouldn't end with only a lawsuit!!

Deeuces
Deeuces

How about calling animal control officers to come and capture the dog?

Maria_n02
Maria_n02

I love how they blame the owner for letting go of the leash when tasing him is what caused it... the first time they tased him he picked up the leash, once he picked it up they tased him again. Just because it looked like it didn’t affect him it probably did and it caused to react to let go of the leash. I’m not defending the dogs owner because what he did was wrong in putting the dog in danger but the cops could’ve handled it way differently. The dog was only trying to defend his owner and he was just barking at them he didn’t even attack it was so unnecessary to shoot the poor dog 7 times when they could’ve calmed the dog down. They did not try to avoid it.

David Saint
David Saint

Im not all for the water stuff, but i wouldnt have been mad if those cops had been doused with a bucket of water

Potugal
Potugal

This cops an idiot and should be charged for animal cruelty. However the owner brought this open himself and indirectly killed his own dog by not following simple commands when the police arrived. I mean what did you think would happen

Fuck12fuck12fuckcops
Fuck12fuck12fuckcops

Find me that cops name. I'm sick of all this fucking pitbull shit. They would fucking kill you if they bit you so don't lie and make an "attack" video but also don't fucking shoot the dog? Are you fucking serious wtf is this fucking world is coming to an end I hope

fuckdetroitcops
fuckdetroitcops

created an account to comment this, FUCK DETROIT COPS, FUCK THE SYSTEM AND FUCK THEIR BULLSHIT EXCUSES. there is no excuse for this shit, so many different ways this could have gone down, these cops need fired immediately, or at least heavily evaluated for the job, they are not fit to be police officers. FUCK DETROIT COPS.

Tuck8184
Tuck8184

I am a dog owner, pit bull to be exact. I unfortunately watched this video, and I can see how the cops would be scared, but just because they are pussies, not scared of the dog. They had several options besides shooting that dog, but it's so easy to pull a gun. Why not shock the dog? Why not hit it with a baton? WHY DID THEY HAVE TO SHOOT IT 7 TIMES??? I hope that cop gets bitten by a dog, goes to the hospital and gets the wrong medication to where it causes pain, recovers, then get shot 8 times and has to suffer in a yard until he dies.

Copkilla22
Copkilla22

Try on me you will be shot. Tired of cops. Hate my comment but i aint bullshittin you will die