A Pennsylvania man is accusing a state trooper of excessive force after his dog was shot and killed outside his grandson’s bedroom window late last week.
“They shot the dog and then came to the garage. The dog came around to me and he (the trooper) said ‘you better calm down,’” Blitz told ABC 27. “I said, ‘calm down? You just killed my dog.’”
Blitz’s neighbor, William Maynes, who heard the entire altercation from his home across the street, gave even greater insight into the trooper’s actions.
“There was a lady running down the road saying ‘don’t shoot the dog, don’t shoot the dog,’” Maynes recalled. “… So I got up, looked out the window and all the sudden I heard bang, bang, bang…”
According to police, several local and federal law enforcement agencies were attempting to issue an arrest warrant for Blitz’s daughter when the dog was shot. When researching for the arrest, the agencies failed to discover that Blitz’s daughter had long since moved from the residence.