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 (27)
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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.