From 10 TV News
A dog was recovering from a gunshot wound Monday after police said an officer was forced to open fire while responding to a disturbance call in the area. It happened Sunday night near an apartment complex along South High Street.
The officer then shot the dog, police said.
"And that's when the policeman drew his gun. I'm yelling not to shoot my dog," said Chopper's owner, Debbie Latimer. "Then he shot once, he shot twice, and then my dog hit the ground."
Latimer said the bullet went through Chopper's left shoulder and lodged itself in his right side. The dog has no feeling in his hind legs and had been under heavy sedation since being shot, Bell reported.
The officer who shot the dog was not identified, but police said he would face a firearms review board, which is standard anytime a weapon is used.
Animal Control officers cited Latimer on four charges after the incident, including failure to contain, failure to license, no rabies vaccination and no insurance, Bell reported.