Mar 7, 2014 7:58 PM
An investigation is underway after a Crowley dog was shot by police, after they responded to a call about a burglary in progress. It happened Thursday night, around 10:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Blue Bonnet Drive. The homeowner says she called police after hearing what she thought sounded like glass breaking in another room. She says she locked herself in the bedroom, told police she thought a burglar was in the home, and warned them about her dog who would be outside.
The homeowner says Max is a 3-year-old Chocolate Lab, and she told dispatchers that he wouldn't bite and was friendly. She was still on the phone with the dispatcher when she heard a gunshot. The dispatcher told her it was safe to go meet police, and that's when she says she saw that her dog was bleeding.
The officer reports the dog was aggressive, and he was shot as a result. The homeowner says the officer told her that Max attacked him, but she says the neighbor reported a different story. The neighbor allegedly said Max did bark, but he didn't lunge at the officer.
Max was shot through the left side of his head, behind the ear, and the bullet came through his neck. He is expected to be okay.
Crowley Police Department policy requires an internal review into all discharges of weapons by officers and has opened an internal review into this matter, according to Chief K.P. Gibson.
There was no evidence found of a burglary; the only thing moved was a BBQ pit lid in the backyard. There was no sign of any forced entry to the house.