Bubba the 120 pound family dog was in his backyard, which is secured with a 6 foot fence with a “Beware of Dog” sign fastened to it, when a Las Vegas police officer shot him to death on Sunday. Police were reportedly “investigating a report of gunshots or fireworks” in the area when they opened the gate to Bubba’s yard and entered the private property. Bubba’s family was home but owner Victor Patino says that police never knocked on their door to request the dog be secured.
The identity of the officer who fatally shot the pit bull also was not released.
But Lt. Les Lane appears to have already cleared the officer of any wrongdoing:
“The dog was aggressive and coming toward the officer,” Lane said.
The article contains no word on any further investigation of the killing. Mr. Patino considered Bubba a family member.
(Thank Karen for the link.)