A north Minneapolis woman says, and the video below confirms, a city police officer responding to a burglary alarm Saturday night shot her two dogs that were in her fenced yard.
Jennifer LeMay posted home surveillance video of the shooting to Facebook, showing a Minneapolis police officer firing his gun at two pit bulls in a fenced-in backyard, reported CBS Minnesota.
After shooting the 2 dogs that were in their own yard, the officer can be seen climbing over the fence.
LeMay believes her home surveillance video shows that the dogs were not aggressive or charging the officer. She also questions why the officer jumped the fence to get in her yard.
The officer shot one of the dogs in the face and shot the other dog multiple times. Both of the dogs are expected to survive the police shooting.
LeMay said the dogs are service animals. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for veterinary bills.
Police were responding to a false burglary alarm after LeMay’s daughter accidentally set it off. Then the 13-year-old girl witnessed the officer shoot her dogs.
Minneapolis police released a statement on the shooting Sunday, saying that the department is aware of the shooting, and they are investigating themselves.
“Anytime an officer discharges their firearm in the line of duty there is an investigation that is completed by the Minneapolis Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit,” the statement said. “We are in the process of reviewing the video posted online, as well as the officer’s body camera video.”
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)